Black Panthers: Inherit the RevolutionSaturday, May 7 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
- In-Person Only
The Marsh Berkeley - Theater
- YA (Young Adult)
When Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale first met at Oakland’s Merritt College in 1966, history was made. They formed the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, and ended up rocking the world with a revolutionary vision whose legacy still burns bright. Three renowned authors—Kekla Magoon, Jetta Martin and Waldo Martin, Jr.—will show a new generation the roots of this home-grown, human-rights revolution born in their own East Bay community. Kekla Magoon’s Revolution in Our Time was praised by Publishers Weekly as “powerful…an incisive, in-depth study of the Black Panther Party.” Jetta Martin and her father, scholar and UC Berkeley professor Waldo Martin, Jr., collaborated on Freedom! The Story of the Black Panther Party , which Booklist called “a passionate, honest, and intimate look into an important time in civil rights history.” This is a chance to get to know the stories of historically significant freedom fighters, whose legacy looms larger than ever today. Their conversation, which is aimed at both teenagers and adults, will be moderated by Cinnamongirl Olivia and Kimberly Cox Marshall.
Book signing information: Marcus Books Tent at the Bookstore Blv (corner of Allston & Milvia in the Outdoor Fair) at in the park, 12:15 PM