Educate to Liberate: A Black Panther Photographic Time Capsule Unveiled

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Photo credit: Donald Cunningham

Recently discovered were 4,000 never-before-seen images documenting the later years of the Black Panther Party (BPP) focusing on the party’s community programs in Oakland. This event will provide the first public look at this extraordinary photo archive and pull back the curtain on the BPP’s flagship educational achievement: The Oakland Community School.


Lisbet Tellefsen, Abolition Democracy Archivist in Residence Fellow, Black Studies Collaboratory, Department of African American Studies, UC Berkeley

Lisbet Tellesfen by Lewis Watts

Lisbet Tellefsen (she/her), is an Oakland, California based community archivist, curator, producer, and publisher who has been documenting and creating culture in the Bay Area’s black, queer, and women’s communities for the past 4 decades. 

Angela LeBlanc-Ernest, Moderator and Founder of The Oakland Community School Project

Ericka Huggins, Director of The Oakland Community School

Thomas Casey, Oakland Community School Teacher

Erica Watkins, Oakland Community School Student


This event is free and open to the public. The venue is wheelchair accessible. ASL interpretation will be provided. If you need accommodations to fully participate, please contact Barbara Montano at or 510-664-4324 with as much advance notice as possible. Please refrain from wearing any scented products, including essential oils.