Pantherfest 2023 Honors the 57th Anniversary of the Founding of the Black Panther Party and Dr. Huey P. Newton Day

Pantherfest 2023 Honors the 57th Anniversary of the Founding of the Black Panther Party and Dr. Huey P. Newton Day

The Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation Presents the 3rd Annual Event “Revolution in Our Time” October 22, 2023 11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 17, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation announced today the full details of its third annual event that serves to commemorate three important Black Panther Party milestones:

  • The 57th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party in Oakland
  • The 3rd anniversary of the unveiling of Dr. Huey P. Newton’s statue, the first such art piece to be placed on land designated by the City of Oakland
  • The 3rd anniversary of Dr. Huey P. Newton as proclaimed by the City of Oakland in 2021

This year, Pantherfest will feature the following:

  • Speakers including veteran Black Panther Party members and elected officials
  • Music from DJ Nina Sol on the 1s and 2s, and rap performances by Ras Ceylon and Denmark Peoples
  • Entertainment including youth group Prescott Circus and internationally renowned performance group Bandaloop, who will be doing a tribute to Huey as part of their performance
  • Food trucks offering food for sale
  • Black-owned businesses vending
  • Updates from Fredrika Newton and Dr. Xavier Buck of the Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation

The Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation will also be welcoming the community to the new Black Panther Party Museum’s exhibit, “Revolutionary Grain: Celebrating the Spirit of The Black Panther in Portraits and Stories.”

“Now more than ever, events like Pantherfest are important for our Bay Area communities as a place of gathering that also underscores the value of this important chapter of Oakland’s history,” said Dr. Xavier Buck, executive director of the Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation. “We continue to build as many pathways as possible to make the Party’s true legacy available, particularly as modern movements create initiatives built around the ideals of the Black Panther Party.”

The Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation
The Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation is dedicated to preserving and promoting the true legacy and ideals of the Black Panther Party. Since 1995, the Foundation has commissioned public art and created educational tools to inspire and inform real social, economic and political change. The Foundation is the number one source for historical preservation and archival collections for people seeking the truth about the Black Panther Party. Follow on Instagram @hueypnewtonfoundation

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Karin Unger – Director of Communications
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SOURCE Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation

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