Free Breakfast (The Name)
What's in a name? A lot as it turns out.
Our company's name was inspired by the Free Breakfast for School Children Program, an initiative that was first implemented in Oakland, California by the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense (BPP). The program was so successful that it was eventually adopted by many other BPP chapters nationwide. At its peak, as many as 10,000 impoverished children each day found nourishment on their way to school due to the efforts of the Black Panther Party.
Malcolm X was more than the racist agitator he is made out to be. Yaa Asantewaa was a Ghanaian who lead HER people in battle against colonial oppression. And the Black Panther Party did much more than just protest against the police. Through our art, we hope to shine a light onto these and other less talked about aspects of American history in general and Pan-African history in specific. History is typically written by the victors and it is our aim to enlighten you to the obscure, ignored, but very important parts of history that the victors might have left out.