'The Black Panther' newspaper January 24th 1970

Revolutionary African-American newspaper from the turbulent late 60s and early 70s in America.

                     ‘We Demand Decent Housing’
Point #4 of the Ten Point Platform & Program of the B.P.P.
4. We want decent housing fit for shelter of human beings

 

Some articles:

  • Open letter to my Mom and Dad From Peaches, Political Prisoner
  • Lee Berry’s life must be saved (Republic of New Africa, Brooklyn, New York)
  • Strikers and fights at Geneva Towers (San Francisco)
  • To the People and all Revolutionary Artists (by Emory Douglas)
  • Telegram from Comrade Kil Il Sung (centrefold)
  • Pig repression
  • Birthday benefit for Huey (Huey Newton)
  • Rules of the Black Panther Party

On back page, comic drawn by Emory: depiction of State Trooper ‘pig’ running away.

20 pages.

Folded in two. Some creases, small tears. Toning of the paper.

 17 ½" x 12"

 

The Black Panther was the official newspaper of the Black Panther Party. It began as a four-page newsletter in Oakland, California, in 1967, and was founded by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale. It was the main publication of the party and was soon sold in several large cities across the United States, as well as having an international readership. The newspaper distributed information about the party's activities, and expressed through articles the ideology of the Black Panther Party, focusing on both international revolutions as inspiration and contemporary racial struggles of African Americans across the United States.

From 1968 to 1971, The Black Panther Party Newspaper was the most widely read Black newspaper in the United States.

Emory Douglas (born May 24, 1943) worked as the Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party from 1967 until the Party disbanded in the 1980s. His graphic art was featured in most issues of the newspaper The Black Panther (which had a peak circulation of 139,000 per week in 1970). As the art director, designer, and main illustrator for The Black Panther newspaper, Douglas created images that became icons, representing black American struggles during the 1960s and 1970s.

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