The OCS Project

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Preserving the Memory and Legacy of
The Oakland Community School

Coming in October:
Archivist Conversations

Join us for the first monthly installment of a new OCS Project series, Archivist Conversations. The October topic will be:

The 50th Anniversary of the Oakland Community School’s Grand Opening and Community Dedication

During this webinar, we will introduce you to the Archivist Conversations Series, talk about the grand opening community dedication of the Oakland Community School in October 1973, and listen to a portion of the audio. Attendees also will have the opportunity to ask questions about Oakland Community School.

About Archivist Conversations: Archivist conversations are a collection of conversations regarding the history and the Legacy of the Oakland Community School.

These webinars draw upon the archival material and experiential resources such as documents, oral histories, and multimedia material. These conversations are part of The OCS Project's yearlong commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Oakland Community School.

The Oakland Community School, circa 1977.


OCS students at the de Young Museum, 2020.


Members of the OCS Research Cluster, 2022.


About The OCS Project

The OCS Project LLC is a multimedia project created to preserve the history and facilitate community conversation around The Oakland Community School's legacy.

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Curating resources and information for researchers and community members alike to learn the history of the Black Panther Party’s flagship educational program is central to The OCS Project’s mission.


Creating digital projects is one of the primary ways The OCS Project endeavors to archive and share the history and encourage community engagement.


Collaborating was a hallmark of the Oakland Community School’s success and it is in the same spirit that The OCS Project seeks to accomplish its current and future project goals.

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