The Black Panther, 1966-2016Main Menucrystal am nelsona8c0d4166981909bee5f6307ade72fc185ed6296Cathy Thomasc194c1b18a8a0b957192be5b5fcddc54e7171304Kiran Garcha330f0fd93233f7f8a54631b3efe31dda36bdbfdf
Vitrine # 5: Reactions to the 1968 Exhibition at San Francisco's de Young Museum
1media/KeyImage.jpg2016-11-19T17:38:08-08:00crystal am nelsona8c0d4166981909bee5f6307ade72fc185ed62961232117plain2016-11-20T13:45:46-08:00crystal am nelsona8c0d4166981909bee5f6307ade72fc185ed6296In December 1968, Ruth-Marion Baruch and Pirkle Jones first exhibited their series on the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense at San Francisco’s de Young Museum. Titled A Photographic Essay on the Black Panthers, the exhibition drew a record number of visitors: 100,000. Most notable about the audience was the unprecedented number of black attendees who flocked to the museum during the months the exhibition was on view. Never before and not since A Photographic Essay on the Black Panthers has the de Young seen such high numbers of black visitors come through its doors. The show’s popularity among people of color is a testament to not only the immense importance of the Party to black communities in the Bay Area, but also the power of the image and representation for an historically under-represented group.
12016-11-19T17:05:19-08:00Vitrine Number 5, 3rd Floor Hallway7Documentation of the 1968 Ruth-Marion Baruch and Pirkle Jones' exhibition, "A Photographic Essay on the Black Panthers"media/Vitrine-5.jpgplain3413892016-11-19T18:09:03-08:002016111812091520161118120915