Join us to celebrate the Free Breakfast for School Children Program developed by the Black Panther Party in 1969.
In January 1969, the Black Panther Party began the Free Breakfast for School Children program in Oakland, CA to cook and serve food to poor inner-city youth. The program was such a success that by the end of the year, the Panthers had set up kitchens across the nation, feeding 10,000 children every day before school. Join us to celebrate this important social program and learn more about the Black Panthers.
This program is intended for all ages. Register for all programs on our Events page, on the ACPL mobile app, or by calling the branch. In an effort to be courteous to our presenters, audience members, and waitlisted registrants:
AGE GROUP: | Toddlers | Preschool | Middle School | High School | Elementary School | Babies | Adults |
EVENT TYPE: | History |
|Mon, Mar 20||10:00AM to 9:00PM|
|Tue, Mar 21||10:00AM to 9:00PM|
|Wed, Mar 22||10:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Thu, Mar 23||10:00AM to 9:00PM|
|Fri, Mar 24||10:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Sat, Mar 25||10:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Sun, Mar 26||Closed|
Pontiac Branch shares a campus with the Fort Wayne Urban League and Brightpoint’s Hanna Creighton Head Start. It has a 2 story playscape for children and artwork on the pillars by Theoplis Smith. Don’t miss the stained glass window that was designed by William L. Lupkin Designs and donated by the building’s architect, Alan R.Grinsfelder. The Pontiac Branch is a community destination for neighborhood kids, organizations & clubs, and those in need of computer access.