Seattle Black Panther Party—Serving the people, 1968-1977

Culture / Museum

Northwest African American Museum
Seattle, WA

A movement for the people, by the people. The impact of the Seattle Chapter of the Black Panther Party.

In 2018, EDX designed Seattle Black Panther Party—Serving the People, 1968-1977 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the party. The exhibit highlights the history of the movement, while focussing on one of the longest-running chapters in the nation, the Seattle party. Visitors can explore the stories of members and allies determined to bring power and agency to black communities in the Seattle area and beyond. Photographs, posters, and artifacts help contextualize the movement and shed light on the 1960s: a decade marked by national tragedies, civil disobedience, violence, and a growing sense of urgency to end suffering caused by racism and oppression.

EDX has a decade-long ongoing relationship with the Northwest African American Museum (NAAM) and has designed more than a dozen exhibits for the museum, including both temporary and permanent.