10,000 Bags of Groceries and 10,000 New Voters
I have been thinking about how to curate relevant food history stories following the 2016 election results. A series on the Black Panther Party seemed most relevant. In the spring of 1972 the Black Panther Party for Self Defense organized a Survival Conference in the East Bay region of San Francisco, California. They set a goal of giving away 10,000 bags of groceries and registering 10,000 new voters.