50TH ANNNIVERSARY CONFERENCE REFLECTIONS
APRIL 26TH-28TH, SEATTLE CELEBRATED THE FOUNDING OF THE SEATTLE CHAPTER OF THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY WITH A GRAND CITY-WIDE GATHERING. OVER 500 PEOPLE PARTICIPATED IN PRESENTATIONS AND LEARNED ABOUT VARIOUS ELEMENTS OF THE PARTY AND SEATTLE'S CHAPTER.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED TO MAKE THIS CELEBRATION
ENORMOUSLY MEANINGFUL AND SUCCESSFUL!
In conversation, sharing the history of Seattle's Chapter founding.
A grand reunion of original members and founders.
In conversation with Mary Flowers.
In conversation on opening day of the 50th Anniversary Conference.
Celebrating the legacy of the Carolyn Downs Family Medical Clinic, founded by SCBPP.
Images by Susan Fried
Seattle BPP 50th Anniversary
Theme: Power to the People…Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
Our goal is to cement the legacy, history and accomplishments of the Seattle chapter of the BPP in the hearts and minds of the people of Seattle as an example of effective struggle for future revolutionaries.
“Yesterday” is meant to recognize, remember and celebrate our work and accomplishments.
“Today” is meant to connect the influence of our programs with the current realities of racism and oppression while rising to challenge and resist it.
“Tomorrow” is meant to inspire the youth to strategic action with a renewed vision created by them based on knowledge and history.