Panther Free Food Program. Children Prepare Bags of Food for Distribution at the Oakland Coliseum at the Black Panther Community Survival Conference, Oakland, California, March 1972

Image for Panther Free Food Program. Children Prepare Bags of Food for Distribution at the Oakland Coliseum at the Black Panther Community Survival Conference, Oakland, California, March 1972
Photograph by
Shames, Stephen, American, born 1947
Subject of
Unidentified Child or Children
Black Panther Party, American, 1966 - 1982
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Sheet): 19 7/8 × 16 in. (50.5 × 40.6 cm)
H x W (Image): 18 5/8 × 12 9/16 in. (47.3 × 31.9 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place depicted
Oakland, Alameda County, California, United States, North and Central America
Date
March 1972, printed 2014
Description
A black-and-white photograph showing children preparing bags of food to be distributed through the Panther Free Food Program at the Black Panther Community Survival Conference in Oakland, California. Four (4) children, two (2) boys and two (2) girls, are placing bags of puffed wheat cereal into brown paper grocery bags that have been organized in rows.
Topic
African American
Black power
Cooking and dining
Health
Photography
Politics (Practical)
Resistance
Social reform
United States--History--1969-2001
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2014.123.8
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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