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    Laney exhibit celebrates female Black Panthers

    “Sisters of the Struggle” show to close on April 15

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     On April 6, Laney College English Professor Jackie Graves (right) dramatically recites a Sonia Sanchez poem at the closing reception for Laney College June Steingard Art Gallery’s “Sisters of the Struggle” exhibit.

    On April 6, the Laney College June Steingart Art Gallery exploded with sights and sounds during the closing reception for the “Sisters of the Struggle: Women of the Black Panther Party” exhibit.
    “Poetry is a weapon for social change!” Laney English Professor Jackie Graves proclaimed, as powerful images of the Panthers’ social movement framed her.
    The gallery was standing-room only, as many gathered to see Graves and others perform, as well as to walk through the collecton of art, illustraations, and photographs — some by Panthers themselves.
    The exhibit is part of an ongoing celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Black Panthers Party.
    The Black Panthers was founded in Oakland in 1956 by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale, both of whom had attended Merritt College.

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    Other performers included a local saxophonist (left) and Laney College English Professor Adrianne Oliver, a new hire this semester, who recited her own original poetry.

    The exhibit will be open until April 15. The gallery is open Mon. through Thurs., 11 AM to 5 PM.

    About the Contributor
    In the fall of 2019, The Laney Tower rebranded as The Citizen and launched a new website. These stories were ported over from the old Laney Tower website, but byline metadata was lost in the port. However, many of these stories credit the authors in the text of the story. Some articles may also suffer from formatting issues. Future archival efforts may fix these issues.  
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