Opening reception of AAMLO's exhibit Revolutionary Grain: Celebrating the Spirit of the Black Panthers in Portraits and Stories

Ronald (Elder) Freeman, 2012, former member of the Southern California Chapter

Join the African American Museum & Library at Oakland for the opening reception of the exhibit Revolutionary Grain: Celebrating the Spirit of the Black Panthers in Portraits and Stories commemorating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party.

The exhibit features recent portraits taken by documentary photographer Suzun Lucia Lamaina, who spent five years traveling throughout the United States chronicling the lives of former Black Panther Party members of the in portraits and stories. Lamaina's black and white portraits provide the viewer with the opportunity to see what former members look like today. Their stories, which accompany Lamaina's portraits, give first-hand accounts from former Panthers about what it was like to be in the Party and what they are doing now. AAMLO's exhibit will feature Lamaina's original prints.

The opening reception will be held at AAMLO on Saturday, October 22 from 3 to 6 p.m. The reception will feature a book signing event with the author and guest speakers and copies of the book, Revolutionary Grain: Celebrating the Spirit of the Black Panthers in Portraits and Stories, will be available for purchase. 

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African American Museum & Library at Oakland

659 14th St.
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 637-0200