Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Summer of Love 50 -- Mother and Child, Free Huey Rally, De Fremery Park, Oakland -- May 23, 2017

The San Francisco Arts Commission (http://www.sfartscommission.org/) has set up a series of posters by artist Deborah Aschheim.  "The Zeitgeist" is part of a larger series for the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love.  The posters in The Zeitgeist represent people involved in the Spring Mobilization against the War in Vietnam on 15-April-1967.

Huey P Newton, one of the founders of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense, was pulled over by an Oakland Police officer on 28-October-1967.  A gun fight broke out.  Newton was wounded and the policeman died.  Newton went to prison.

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