The Black Panthers Share Their History

Oct 15, 2013

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.

Big Man Howard, in 1969 and more recently

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.