The historical impact of the Black Panther Party (BPP) on
the city of Oakland and the world cannot be measured. This
photo exhibit covers the growth and development of the BPP
in Oakland and other cities; including the famous rallies to
Free Huey Newton (co-founder of the BPP) at the Alameda
County Courthouse and at Bobby Hutton Park (DeFremery) in
West Oakland in 1968-69.
The BPP established many social programs to serve and
educate the community throughout America. There are photos
of the Free Breakfast for School Children and Free Food
Programs as well as the Sickle Cell Anemia Testing program.
Pictures also show Panthers in the community doing daily
political work, such as selling the BPP Newspaper and
Although most of the photos are of rank and file Party
members, there are also photos of Huey P. Newton, Bobby
Seale, Charles Garry, H. Rap Brown, Angela Davis, George
Jackson, Stokely Carmichael - some of the leaders of the
Black Liberation movement at that time.
There are also photos depicting some important events in the
history of the Black Panther Party: the Panther office after
it was shot up by drunken Oakland police, the house where
Bobby Hutton was murdered, funerals of Bobby Hutton and
George Jackson, the opening of the Community Learning Center
in E. Oakland and the campaigns of Bobby Seale and Elaine
Brown for public office.
The photo exhibit has been shown in Washington DC at the
University of the District of Columbia and recently at four
location in Oakland: the Oakland Main Library downtown, the
Martin Luther King branch in East Oakland, Laney College and
the West Oakland branch where the BPP started.
This exhibit was made possible by the generous donations of
photographers Ducho, Stephen Shames, Jahti Jackson, and
OUR 2003 SCHEDULE
Allen Temple Church, 85th and E. 14th ST., East Oakland, CA
Martin Luther King Library, 24th St., Sacramento, CA
Sacramento City College
African-American Museum, Sacramento, CA
University of Tennessee, Memphis
Critical Resistance South, New Orleans, LA
Black Panther Party & American Historical Perspective
Conference, Wheelock College, Boston, MA
BPP Photo Exhibit will be at 566 Columbus Ave, Boston MA
N'COBRA National Conference, Dallas, TX
For more information on getting the photo exhibit to your
city, school, church, or library contact us at:
It's About Time...
P.O. Box 221100
Sacramento, CA 95822
for more details.