The history of the Black Panther Party will be on full display in Santa Rosa this week, as the Oakland-based activist group holds its yearly reunion in Sonoma County for the first time.
The Anniversary gathering of the Black Panthers is much more than a social event for its members, explains one-time Deputy Minister of Information Elbert “Big Man” Howard. A primary focus is educational, sharing their history with those who may not know much about it.
The 47th Anniversary of the Black Panther Party will be held Oct. 17-19 at the Arlene Francis Center, at 99 Sixth Street in Santa Rosa. A complete schedule of speakers and events can be found here. Get tickets here.