Roxbury Action Program

The Roxbury Action Program and Black Panther Party of Boston were both founded in the Roxbury section of Boston following the riots of 1968. RAP pursued community revitalization through Black self-determination and enjoyed success in its housing initiatives and in providing social services ranging from support for Black businesses to Black draft counseling, health and legal referrals, a Black library, and community awareness program.

Roxbury Action Program Collection Online

Ernest Hamilton, Black Power: What is it? (1966)

View a few of the materials from the RAP Collection.


Try investigating the "Black woman's role in the revolution" pamphlet. What do ou think it is about based on the cover? What is interesting about the contents?



Learn more about the RAP Collection. The non-digitized material is available for research at SCUA.