There is a special exhibit coming to the Bay in honor of the Black Panther Party.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, a Bay Area apartment will be transformed into a temporary “mini museum” to honor and explore the history of the Black Panther Party, also known as the Black Panthers.
The 1,000-square-foot exhibit will display 7-foot banners that highlight the history and community service programs the Black Panther Party developed, among other features. It will open its doors to community members in West Oakland on the significant day of Juneteenth — a day commemorating the ending of slavery in America in 1865.
The apartment is owned by visionary Jilchristina Vest and the exhibit will be curated by archivist Lisbet Tellefsen, San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Vest told the outlet she wanted to transform the space after tenants. In the future, she hopes to have the home designated as a landmark and wants to use the space as a potential community center, per San Francisco Chronicle.
“It felt like it needed to be something more than somebody’s apartment,” she said.