UPDATED: 50th Anniversary of the Black Panther Party – Celebration Oct. 15 – SDSU

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UPDATED – see below

The 50th Anniversary of the Black Panther Party is being celebrated this week on the campus of San Diego State University. There’s a showing of the current film of the Panthers, a roundtable discussion of their contributions, and the semi-formal celebration itself.

It’s been over 40 years since San Diego Black Panthers roamed the campus of San Diego State University. The local chapter had its origins right there. It all started with Black Student Union members, Kenneth Denmon and Shirley George-Meadors.  Today, the African Students Union is the off spring of the Black Student Union.

Black Panthers of Southern California in Action: Panel

Monday, October 17, 3pm
Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union
San Diego State University
Info & Updates

Scan of a portion of a February 28th, 2016, San Diego U-T article on the Black PanthersPanelists explore the Black Panthers, their connections and impacts. Original Black Panthers, historians, members of related organizations including MEChA and Black Lives Matter reflect on history and outcomes. A Common Experience and One SDSU Community event co-sponsored by the Library. Free and open to the public.


  • Henry Wallace, former San Diego Black Panther
  • Roberta Alexander, former Oakland Black Panther
  • Mychal Odom, Black History professor, Mesa College
  • Arturo Casares, MEChA veteran and associate of the Brown Berets
  • Melina Abdullah, Ph.D., Pan-African Studies faculty at CSU Los Angeles and #BlackLivesMatter organizer
  • Antwanisha Alameen-Shavers, Ph.D. SDSU Africana Studies (moderator)

Here it the the itinerary for October:

October 12th -Wednesday, Showing of Black Panther Vanguard of the Revolution. 6-8pm. Student Union Theater.

October 15th – Saturday – Black Panther Party 50th anniversary, in the Student’s Union plaza 7-9pm, this free event is “simi-formal”.

October 15th – SaturdayRoundtable discussion about the Black Panther Party contributions to society. 3-5pm. Presby Conrad theater.


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