Bobby Seale Speaks in the Oakland Auditorium During the Black Community Survival Conference, Oakland, California, March 30, 1972

Image for Bobby Seale Speaks in the Oakland Auditorium During the Black Community Survival Conference, Oakland, California, March 30, 1972
Photograph by
Shames, Stephen, American, born 1947
Subject of
Seale, Bobby, American, born 1936
Unidentified Man or Men
Black Panther Party, American, 1966 - 1982
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Sheet): 16 × 19 15/16 in. (40.6 × 50.6 cm)
H x W (Image): 12 1/2 × 18 5/8 in. (31.8 × 47.3 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place depicted
Oakland, Alameda County, California, United States, North and Central America
Date
March 30, 1972, printed 2014
Description
A black-and-white photograph of Bobby Seale speaking at the Black Community Survival Conference held in the Oakland Auditorium in Oakland, California. Seale is standing at the center of the photograph, on a stage in front of fully closed stage curtains. He is speaking into a microphone that is in the center of three (3) microphone stands set up on the stage. He is wearing an overcoat, and he is gesturing with both hands. Behind him is a man in a suit, possibly providing security. At the proper left of the photograph, a man is standing, possibly moving through the crowd. Seale stands underneath two (2) signs. The top banner reads: [BLACK COMMUNITY SURVIVAL CONFERENCE/ MARCH 29, 30, & 31/ 1972 SERVE THE PEOPLE BODY AND SOUL 1972]. The sign below the banner contains a hand-rendered picture of Huey Newton, and reads: [HUEY P. NEWTON/ SERVANT OF THE PEOPLE].
Topic
African American
Black power
Oratory
Photography
Politics (Practical)
Race relations
Resistance
Social reform
United States--History--1969-2001
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2014.123.11
Restrictions & Rights
© Stephen Shames
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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