• The Oakland Community School; Photo credit: Donald Cunningham

  • Lisbet Tellefsen

Educate to Liberate: A Black Panther Photographic Time Capsule Unveiled

Join us for a look at some of the 4,000 recently discovered, never-before-seen images documenting the later years of the Black Panther Party (BPP) and focusing on the party’s community programs in Oakland. This event—featuring speakers Angela LeBlanc-Ernest, Thomas Casey, Ericka Huggins, and Ericka Watkins of the Oakland Community School and Abolition Democracy Archivist in Residence Fellow Lisbet Tellefsen— provides the first public look at this extraordinary photo archive and pulls back the curtain on the BPP’s flagship educational achievement: Oakland Community School.


Lisbet Tellefsen, Abolition Democracy Archivist in Residence Fellow, Black Studies Collaboratory, Department of African American Studies, UC Berkeley 

Angela LeBlanc-Ernest, Moderator and Founder of The Oakland Community School Project

Ericka Huggins, Director of The Oakland Community School

Thomas Casey, Oakland Community School Teacher

Erica Watkins, Oakland Community School Student