2018 Black Panther Anniversary Celebration
Oakland community groups held the first ever POWER TO THE PEOPLE concert and rally celebrating the birthday (and 52 year anniversary) of the world famous Black Panther Party.
Founded in the streets of West Oakland in 1966, the Black Panthers became a symbol of the Black resistance to organized chaos created by the government targeting the African-American community at the time (and continue to target the African-American community today)
To highlight this important historical legacy, BlackPanthers.Com invited community groups, speakers, and various local musical legends to help support the Black Panther message through song, dance, and spoken word. Some of the world famous attendees including Oakland mayoral candidates Cat Brooks, hip-hop legend X-clan, and musical gurus Jennifer Johns and Kev Choice.
Organizers stated the the city of Oakland actually donated the event space in front of Oakland City Hall and didn't charge the organizers a permit fee for the event.
Organizers stated that they plan to keep holding this celebration every year in hopes of making it an annual event.
Credit: Oakland Photo Vault 2018