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Local Voices S3 E2: #SayHerName Movement and The Women of The Black Panther Party Mural

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The West Oakland mural honors the #SayHerName Movement and The Women of The Black Panther Party (WBPP). This mural allows every viewer to learn and say the names of over 300 women that were members of The Black Panther Party. This one-of-a-kind, historic 2000 sq ft mural is located on a prominent house in West Oakland, home of The Black Panther Party during the 60s and 70s, on the corner of Center Street and Dr. Huey P. Newton Way.

Jilchristina Vest has been a proud resident of the Bay since 1986 and West Oakland homeowner since 2000. She holds two bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Black Studies, Women’s Studies, and multicultural education from San Francisco State University and the University of San Francisco.

Learn more about the mural and the artists.

Women of the Black Panther Mural, 2021, Oakland, CA. Photography by Jilchrisitna Vest.

Phase 2 of mural creation. Back of the house. Courtesy of Jilchristina Vest.

Mural in progress. Courtesy of Jilchristina Vest. 

L to R: Rachel Wolfe-Goldsmith (lead muralist) and Jilchristina Vest. Courtesy of Jilchristina Vest.

The Women of the Black Panther Party Mural. Courtesy of Jilchristina Vest.

About Local Voices

Local Voices is a new podcast series from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco designed to celebrate art and Bay Area creativity. Local Voices highlights unique perspectives from Bay Area visual artists, musicians, scholars, community leaders, and thinkers aimed to reframe exhibitions and collections through relevant and local narratives. Through these diverse access points, we welcome the Bay Area community and beyond to engage in meaningful and inspiring narratives.