On November 12,1970, university, state and local police shot 778 Bullets into an off campus rental house in Carbondale, IL. The residence was rented to a handful of university students, some were assumed to be associated with the local Black Panther Party. Unlike other police raids of known Black Panther residences across the country, the Carbondale Panthers shot back.
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Access Notes: Use copies have been made for the reel-to-reel tapes at this time. Please ask reference staff to provide access to the digitized copy.
Acquisition Note: Source: Gift..
Preferred Citation: [Item], Elbert E. Simon, Sr. papers, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
Scope and Contents: The collection consists of the papers of Elbert E. Simon, Sr. from 1970. The papers contain two reel-to-reel tapes and colored slides. The slides relate to the Carbondale police shootout with the Black Panthers on November 12, 1970.