MoAD in the Neighborhood
We may have been under wraps for several months, but that doesn’t mean we’ve taken a break from working to expand MoAD’s mission! Our renovations have given us the chance to stretch our legs and host programs all around SF – we even made it out to Oakland! We have had a blast sharing our programming with a wider audience and introducing MoAD to new people. Although our renovation is nearly complete, we are excited to continue taking our programming to different locations.
We partnered with the African American Museum & Library at Oakland to curate a conversation about Black Power in Oakland and how music influenced the party and vice versa. This program examined the development of the Black Panther Party and how and why it emerged in Oakland through a lively conversation between two scholars who have recently published work on the Panthers and Black Power, Professor Waldo E. Martin, Jr., (author of Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party), and Dr. Rickey Vincent, (author of Party Music: The Inside Story of the Black Panthers’ Band and How Black Power Transformed Soul Music). Oakland has so much history with the Black Panther movement so it was only fitting to take this program across the bay. The African American Museum & Library was absolutely packed by the time the program started. We can’t wait to take MoAD over to Oakland again!