The OCS Project's storied history and future plans for educational and community growth in multimedia.


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What is The OCS Project?

The OCS Project is an educationalresearch project focused on the Oakland Community School, an Oakland,California, private school for children aged preschool through 4thgrade, started by the Black Panthers.

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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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