Counter Cultures

  • Ashanti Alston


This article examines the development of countercultures from the Black Panther movement in the 1960s to the present day.

Author Biography

Ashanti Alston

Revolutionary, speaker, writer, organizer, motivator. Ashanti is one of the few former members of the Black Panther Party who identifies as an anarchist in the tradition of New Afrikan ancestor Kwesi Balagoon (BPP & BLA) within the Black Liberation Movement. As a result of his membership in both the BPP and Black Liberation Army (BLA), he served a total of 14 years as a political prisoner and prisoner-of-war. He is currently on the Steering Committee of the National Jericho Movement to free U.S. political prisoners. On top of all that, he is an Elder-co-parenting two youngins’ (5 & 2!) and a grandfather of a small “maroon nation.” Ashanti resides in Providence, Rhode Island. 

How to Cite
Alston, Ashanti. 2018. “Counter Cultures”. FORUM: University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & The Arts, no. 26 (June).
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