About Dr. Pinderhughes
Charles "Cappy" Pinderhughes, Ph.D., a veteran Black community and labor activist for over thirty years, was Lieutenant of Information for the New Haven Chapter of the Black Panther Party in 1969 and 1970 during the pretrial phase of the campaign to free Bobby Seale and the New Haven Panthers. Dr. Pinderhughes developed The People's News Service, a Panther periodical and organizing tool consisting of mostly local news. That organ was widely copied by other Panther chapters across the country. A native of Boston MA, Dr. Pinderhughes has also lived, worked and organized in Beloit WI, Baltimore MD and Atlanta GA. He now resides in Newark NJ where he teaches Sociology at Essex County College. He earned a Masters in Political Science from Goddard College in 1973, and his Ph.D. in Sociology from Boston College in 2009. His fields of specialization focus on Racial & Ethnic Relations, Historical Sociology, Social Movements, Black Power Studies and Anti-Colonial Marxism.