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The Black Panther's First Office

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, March 7, 2014
1. The Black Panther's First Office Marker
Inscription.
On January 2, 1967
The
Black Panther Party
for Self-Defense
0pened the Party’s
first office
at this location

 
Erected by Black Panther Party.
 
Location. Marker has been confirmed missing. It was likely located near 37° 50.467′ N, 122° 16.185′ W. Marker was in Oakland, California, in Alameda County. Marker was on Martin Luther King Junior Way near Aileen Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 5622 Martin Luther King Junior Way, Oakland CA 94609, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Black Panther Party Stoplight (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lorin Theater (approx. half a mile away); South Berkeley Bank (approx. half a mile away); Oakland Ball Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); Key Route Terminal (approx. 0.9 miles away); California & Nevada Railroad (approx. 1.2 miles away); Frances Albrier (approx. 1.2 miles away); El Camino Rancho San Antonio (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oakland.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Black Panthers - Infroplease. Black Panthers, U.S. African-American
The Black Panther's First Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 7, 2014
2. The Black Panther's First Office Marker
militant party, founded (1966) in Oakland, Calif., by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale. Originally aimed at armed self-defense against the local police, the party grew to espouse violent revolution as the only means of achieving black liberation.
(Submitted on March 17, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 

2. Black Panther Party - Wikipedia. Founded in Oakland, California by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale on October 15, 1966, the organization initially set forth a doctrine calling primarily for the protection of black neighborhoods from police brutality.[3] The leaders of the organization espoused socialist and Marxist doctrines; however, the Party's early black nationalist reputation attracted a diverse membership. (Submitted on March 17, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Marker has been removed
The marker is no longer on the pole. :(
    — Submitted August 19, 2016, by Kester Allen of Berkeley, California.

 
Categories. African AmericansCivil Rights
 
The Black Panther's First Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 7, 2014
3. The Black Panther's First Office Marker
The Black Panther Party image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, circa 1960s
4. The Black Panther Party
The Black Panther Party image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, circa 1960s
5. The Black Panther Party
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 17, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 687 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 17, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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