The Black Panther, 1966-2016Main Menucrystal am nelsona8c0d4166981909bee5f6307ade72fc185ed6296Cathy Thomasc194c1b18a8a0b957192be5b5fcddc54e7171304Kiran Garcha330f0fd93233f7f8a54631b3efe31dda36bdbfdf
Vitrine #7: From Education to Liberation: Making Young Revolutionaries
12016-11-19T21:50:51-08:00crystal am nelsona8c0d4166981909bee5f6307ade72fc185ed6296123216plain2016-11-20T13:48:03-08:00crystal am nelsona8c0d4166981909bee5f6307ade72fc185ed6296Beginning as informal after-school teaching sessions, the Black Panther Party’s educational programs for children developed into official, full-time schools by the early 1970s. Established in 1971, The Intercommunal Youth Institute in Oakland, California was the Party’s first full-time elementary and middle school, and primarily served the daughters and sons of Party members during its first two years. By 1973, the Youth Institute changed locations to a larger venue, became known as the Oakland Community School, and provided classes to children from the broader Oakland community. At the Community School, students took traditional courses as well as lessons in meditation, drama, and martial arts.