In April 1968, the Seattle Black Panther Party was established as the first Black Panther Party chapter outside of the State of California. In April 2018, the Seattle Chapter will hold its 50th anniversary commending the years of service to the people of Seattle and beyond.
POWER TO THE PEOPLE…Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, a three-day celebration of the Black Panther Party Seattle Chapter’s 50th anniversary to be held April 26 – 28, 2018! The celebration features workshops, exhibits, films, speakers, HIP HOP rally, poetry slam and more — culminating in a grand banquet. Mumia Abu-Jamal has confirmed to send us a video message!
The Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party will mark its 50th anniversary with special speakers, forums, movies, and performances. Special guests will include Danny Glover; José (Cha-Cha) Jimenez, founder of the Puerto Rican Revolutionaries United with the Black Panther Party; former political prisoners Alfred Woodfox, Robert King, Sekou Dinga, and Mark Cook; local activist Jesse Hagopian, a teacher at Garfield High School; Kent Ford, organizer of the Portland Chapter; and many others.