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“We had an office in East Oakland when César Chavez and the United Farm Workers were marching from the valley to the state capital. The toxins being used on produce, particularly on lettuce, were causing all kinds or health problems for the workers and their families. They happened to be marching by our office so we saw them and started talking. They were hungry. We called and made arrangements to take them down to the community school because it had a big cafete
Black Panther Party newspaper. Design & illustration by Emory Douglas.
Emory Douglas Poster for black panthers “People who were educators in the party suggested that we should start our own schools. The Oakland Community School had 200 kids and a waiting list of over 1000. The party had preschools and childcare centers all over the Bay Area and around the country, from preschool on up to 9th grade. We had a professional staff, we had people into academics from the universities
Emory Douglas, about Black Panther