Black Panther Party Stoplight

Black Panther Party Stoplight (HM1DGV)

Location: Oakland, CA 94608 Alameda County
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N 37° 50.345', W 122° 16.443'

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Side 1
On August 1, 1987

This stoplight was
installed as a result of
a community initiative
spearheaded by the
Black Panther Party

Side 2
After several children attending the nearby Santa Fe Elementary School were killed and many injured by motorists at this intersection, the demand for a traffic signal by the Anti-Poverty Center and the Black Panther Party began in June, 1967. However, the Oakland City Council notified the community that a traffic signal would be erected no sooner that late 1968. Rather than allowing another death in the interim, a small cadre of armed Black Panthers stopped motorists and personally escorted children across the busy intersection. No further automobile-related deaths or injuries occurred at this location, and installation of the traffic signal began on August 1, 1967.
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HM NumberHM1DGV
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Placed ByBlack Panther Party
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 7:55pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 563875 N 4188209
Decimal Degrees37.83908333, -122.27405000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 50.345', W 122° 16.443'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 50' 20.70" N, 122° 16' 26.58" W
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Area Code(s)510, 415
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 14249-14431 Regional Rd 2, Oakland CA 94608, US
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