Thursday, August 14, 2008

Cannery: Black Panthers Strike Again

By Angela Woodall
Contra Costa Times

Thursday, August 14th, 2008 at 10:16 pm in Art@theCannery, Black New World, Black Panthers, Cornelia Bell Black Bottom Gallery, Emory Douglas, Marcel Diallo, Oakland Museum, Pacific Cannery Lofts, Pine Street, Village Bottoms, West Oakland, night owl.

The Lower Bottoms’ impresario Marcel Diallo has been masterful about bringing Oakland’s past and present together. Little surprise then that he is behind the show Black Panther: The Cultural Ministry of Emory Douglas that opens Aug. 22 and runs until Sept. 26 at the Cannery, 1200 Pine St.

“We have to have some white walls, sometimes,” Diallo said after Douglas, who served as the Panthers’ minister of culture from 1967 to the 1980s, spoke at the Oakland Museum a couple weeks ago. ... So just to let you know in advance, an opening night reception will be held at the lofts, 1200 Pine St: A conversation with Emory Douglas, a performance by Diallo & Co. Pluse a special cultural presentation. Prints and books will be available. FMI: 510-451-4661.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Marcel Diallo is not who this article says he is.

The Village Bottoms has some dark secrets.