All library locations will be closed on Monday February, 18, and all locations except Eastmont, Brookfield, and the Main Library will be closed on Tuesday, February 19, for President's Day.
Revolution is a Daily Struggle: Remembering the Black Panther Party's Social Programs
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party, the Oakland History Room will host a program showcasing the group's innovative and much-needed survival programs (1966-1982) that aided many people in Oakland and around the United States. Black Panther Party historian Billy X Jennings will share stories of how the Panthers provided the impoverished in the African American community with free food, medical care, legal assistance, senior services, political education, and much more.
An exhibit featuring Black Panther Party newspapers, photographs, books, articles and ephemera accompanies this program. The exhibit is located on the second floor of the Main Library in the Oakland History Room.