OAKLAND (CBS/AP) – The Black Panther party preached “power to the people,” but in the San Francisco Bay area’s thriving real estate market, the power is in the property.
Realtors expected to close a deal Friday on the Oakland home where the militant black power group was founded in 1966.READ MORE: California Justice Department To Review Sean Monterrosa Killing By Vallejo Police
The Oakland Tribune reports Panther co-founder Bobby Seale’s family sold the house at 809 57th St. in October for $200,000.
Real estate investors renovated the two-bedroom bungalow with chic maple and quartz upgrades before putting it on sale for twice that amount.READ MORE: Staying in The Bay: Warriors Sign Oakland Native Juan Toscano-Anderson To 2-Year Deal
Seale said he and Huey Newton drafted the party’s manifesto around the home’s dining room table.
The surrounding streets that armed party members once patrolled in the name of black empowerment are quickly gentrifying, with longtime residents like Seale departing for less expensive suburbs.MORE NEWS: Oakland Resumes 'Bulky Block Party' Trash Disposal Events To Stem Illegal Dumping
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