A handbill announcing a Mass Memorial for Martin Luther King, Jr. The announcement features images of Martin Luther King, Jr and Huey P. Newton at the top. Text below gives information about the event and demands made by the activist group.
The oral history consists of nine digital files: 2011.174.29.1a, 2011.174.29.1b, 2011.174.29.1c, 2011.174.29.1d, 2011.174.29.1e, 2011.174.29.1f, 2011.174.29.1g, 2011.174.29.1h, and 2011.174.29.1i.
Evans Hopkins recalls growing up in Danville, Virginia, and participating in efforts to desegregate public schools and the library. He remembers joining the Black Panther Party in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Oakland, California, and working on Bobby Seale's campaign for Mayor of Oakland. He also discusses his imprisonment for car theft and the high rate of incarceration among African American men.
This poster advertises a memorial for Dr. Martin Luther King. On an off-white background is black text that reads "Mass Memorial/ Noon-Monday Apr 8/ Federal Building/ Golden Gate at Polk St./ We the people honor/ MARTIN/ LUTHER/ KING/ All black political leaders/ must be set free/ now/ Peace & Freedom Movement."