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Oakland pays tribute to the Black Panther Party’s legacy and longevity in 55th Year Celebration

“It kind of blows my mind that it’s been 55 years,” says artist Dana King. King is referring to the Black Panther Party’s 55th Year Celebration, with events taking place in Oakland throughout October. In addition to the unveiling of King’s sculpture of one of the BPP’s founders, Dr. Huey P. Newton, events include an art exhibition featuring the work of Black Panther Party artists, a social gathering, a photography exhibition, guest speakers such as Charlotte O’Neal and BPP-related film viewings. The scheduled events coincide with Black Panther Party History Month in October.