Posted November 2, 2016 by Editorial Staff in Art+Culture
 
 

[PHOTOS] Black Panthers 50th Anniversary Celebration Honors Legacy, Touches Community

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Black Panther Parther 50th Celebration
Event: Black Panther Party 50th Anniversary Celebration & Conference
Date: October 20-23, 2016
Location: Various Venues – Oakland
Photos: Eric Murphy Photography, Esoteric Images Photography, Everett Bass Photography, Jaelyn Murray Photography, Robert Silver Photography, Yuri Rawlins Photography

October 2016 marked the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party. An ad hoc committee of former members of the Party hosted events commemorating the anniversary, from October 20-23rd in Oakland, California.

The theme of the commemoration was “Where Do We Go From Here?” The Black Panther Party is well-known and admired in Oakland and around the world for its stand against police brutality, for its Survival Programs — which included free breakfast for school children and free health clinics—its coalitions with other people of color, and its effort to bring about revolutionary change in America. The anniversary events explored and celebrated the history and legacy of the Black Panther Party.

The 4 day celebration included workshops and panels, a wonderful dinner and gala, and community events.

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