The Black Panthers: Making Sense of History Events and Exhibition in Seattle, WA
The Black Panthers: Making Sense of History
Photographs by Stephen Shames
Coinciding with the exhibition at the Odegaard Library at the University of Washington, a panel discussion and gallery tour will be held on the occasion of the 40th Anniversary Reunion and Commemoration gathering of The Black Panther Party, Seattle chapter.
During the height of the Civil Rights movement, from 1967 to 1973, photographer Stephen Shames had unprecedented access to The Black Panther Party and captured not only its public face—street demonstrations, protests, and militant armed posturing—but also unscripted behind-the-scenes moments, from private Party meetings held in its headquarters to Bobby Seale at work on his mayoral campaign in Oakland. Shames’s work offers an uncommonly nuanced portrait of this dynamic social movement, during one of the most tumultuous periods in U.S. history. The Black Panthers was published by Aperture in the fall of 2006.
When Words Are Not Enough: The Black Panthers
Aperture presents a panel discussion gathering key figures and experts related to the founding of the Seattle chapter of The Black Panther Party: Aaron Dixon, co-founder of the Party’s Seattle Chapter; Seattle City Councilmember Larry Gossett, co-founder of the University of Washington Black Student Union; James Gregory, director of the Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project; and Janet Jones, coordinator of the Seattle Black Panther Party History and Memory Project.
Henry Art Gallery
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Exhibition tour with Stephen Shames
Photographer Stephen Shames will discuss his intensely engaging work through an exhibit tour of the show and what he learned from the Panthers about leadership and community.
University of Washington
Friday, April 25, 2008