Hands on History: Black Panther Party and Resistance in the Archives

Event has passed (Tue Oct 24, 2017 - Tue Oct 24, 2017)
San Francisco Main Public Library
06:00 PM
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An experience that brings San Francisco revolution and resistance history to your fingertips!
Join us in a close-up show-and-tell with San Francisco history through original manuscripts, newspapers, and photographs which document Black Panther Party and San Francisco's legacy of resistance.
Collections on view will include The Black Panther newspaper; selections from the San Francisco Ephemera Collection including protest fliers; photographs from the 1960s – 1970s documenting resistance.
This exclusive program takes place within the San Francisco History Center and is limited to 30 participants. The behind-the-scenes event is led by our knowledgeable archivists, who will guide the tour of documents while guests hold San Francisco’s treasured documents. Photography is welcomed and encouraged during the program.
One City One Book is San Francisco's citywide book club. For 2017, San Francisco is reading Black against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party by Joshua Bloom and Waldo E. Martin, Jr. Find out more at: One City One Book.


  1. San Francisco Main Public Library 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA