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College Notes: Merritt College to Honor Black Panthers, Other Events

19 October 2016

Don’t miss Peralta’s newspaper column for October covering some of the outstanding events at Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, and Laney and Merritt Colleges in Oakland.

You can read it right here: http://bit.ly/2elhyaV

Black Panther press conference in Oakland, Calif., after the shooting of one of their members 17-year old Bobby Hutton in 1968. Hutton was shot by Oakland Police when he and Panther Elridge Cleaver were envolved in a shootout with police. At microphones is  Bobby Seale, and behind his left shoulder is William Lee Brent. (Ron Riesterer/Staff Archives) Black Panther press conference in Oakland, Calif., after the shooting of one of their members 17-year old Bobby Hutton in 1968. Hutton was shot by Oakland Police when he and Panther Elridge Cleaver were envolved in a shootout with police. At microphones is Bobby Seale, and behind his left shoulder is William Lee Brent. (Ron Riesterer/Staff Archives)

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Peralta News – Black History Month Kicks Off at Merritt College

6 February 2012. 0 comments

Black History Month is a celebrated time of the year when African Americans everywhere regroup and energize their shared destiny towards equality through progress and cultural reflection. The Black Panther Party was a major cultural icon and it was their creation of Ethnic Studies at Merritt College that was highlighted at the Feb 1st Rally. College and High School Students learned about the Panther’s educational Legacy in “MERRIT COLLEGE: HOME OF THE BLACK PANTHERS” a documentary produced by Peralta TV.

After the film, attendees heard music, inspirational messages and were able to hear from the keynote speaker and co-founder of the Black Panthers, Bobby Seale.

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Bobby Seale, founding member of the Black Panther Party, speaks at Merritt College

3 February 2012. 0 comments

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Peralta TV’s Black Panther Documentary Accepted For Consideration At Sundance

11 October 2011. 0 comments

We are pleased to announce that Peralta TV’s documentary, “Merritt College: Home of the Black Panthers,” has been accepted for consideration at the Sundance Film Festival, the largest independent film festival in the country.

The documentary, which won a national Gold Medallion Award in 2009 for the best college television/film production, is narrated by Congresswomen Barbara Lee and tells the story of the origins of the Black Panther Party at Merritt College through exclusive interviews and rare archival footage. The film, which was shown at the United Nations as part of events honoring the victims of slavery, features Bobby Seale, Richard Aoki, Ericka Huggins, David Hillard, Emory Douglas, Elbert “Big Man” Howard and other Party members as well as several past presidents of Merritt College, including Chancellor Wise Allen.

A trailer for the film can be seen here: http://blackpanthersthemovie.com/

The documentary’s IMDb page (still under construction) is here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2062588/

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