Ilka Hartmann – Images of Oakland & Events – Black Panther Party

Bobby Hutton Memorial Rally – Alameda County Courthouse – Image by Ilka Hartmann

Fifty years ago in Oakland this month the Black Panther Party was established. Photographer Ilka Hartmann was there, documenting many of the events in Oakland and the Bay Area of “The Sixties” social unrest.

ACLL has on loan from the photographer some of her historical images of these turbulent times when interest across the country and the world was focused here.

The image accompanying this post is of a 1968 memorial rally for Bobby Hutton. In the background is the Rene C. Davidson Court House building.

You can view the display of these images during ACLL Oakland’s normal business hours. MWF ~ 8:30 to 6:00, TTh 8:30 ~ 9:00.  We are located at 125 12th Street in Oakland.

For more information about Ms. Hartmann and her work –

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