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SPRING 2019 LECTURES

The next event in our 2019 series is now available:

Oakland, Merritt College and the Origins of the Black Panther Movement

  Wednesday, Feb. 20, 7-9:00 pm

  $10 members, $15 non-members

The Black Panther Party is synonymous with Oakland and the Black radical tradition, and Oakland’s Merritt College has been called the “Home of the Panthers.” What was the role of Merritt College in the formation of the Panthers? And why did Merritt move from the flatlands of North Oakland to the hills of the east? Learn more about the post-World War II Oakland that gave rise to a global movement.

Speaker: Rasheed Shabazz is a journalist, historian, and photographer. He was born in Oakland and grew up in West Alameda. He received his Bachelor's Degrees in African American Studies and Political Science at UC Berkeley, with a minor in City and Regional Planning. After graduating, Rasheed received a year-long Visiting Scholar appointment to teach journalism and media literacy with students on University of California campuses. He is working on a book about the relocation of Merritt College from the flatlands to the Oakland hills.

Resources

Research your house, find out about landmarks, find links to lots of useful information!

oakland, story of a city

Available through our OHA store or at local stores, this book is a lively, widely recognized source for Oakland history.

Location: Children's Hospital of Oakland Research Institute (CHORI)
lecture is in the Little Theater
5700 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland
(parking available behind the building, enter the lot from Aileen Street)

Date and Time: Wed., Feb. 20, 7:00 - 9:00 pm