The Black Panther Party Mural
the west oakland MURAL PROJECT
The Women of the Black Panther Party’ mural is a 2000- square-foot public art masterpiece. Installed on the exterior walls of a private residence in the heart of West Oakland, California- the work is an acknowledgement of the role the women of the Black Panther Party played in protecting and bettering the lives of oppressed Black people throughout the world.
Although the mural was not yet complete, we hosted an event to celebrate the anniversary of the home's purchase with the homeowner, JilChristina Vest, who bought the now historical home 21 years ago. Muralist Rachel Wolfe-Goldsmith painted live at the event, we added the women's names to the mural wall and in the likeness of these women who served before us, we gave nearly 300 bags of groceries to the people. Community was created, the stories that are our history, and their legacies- were sacredly shared, laughs were had and even some tears were cried.