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Poster - The Black Panther Party & the New Haven Panther Defense Committee present: Artie Seale, Jean Genet, William Kunstler
  • The Black Panther Party & the New Haven Panther Defense Committee present: Artie Seale, Jean Genet, William Kunstler
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The Black Panther Party & the New Haven Panther Defense Committee present: Artie Seale, Jean Genet, William Kunstler

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    United States (made)

  • Date:

    1970 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Paper and ink

  • Credit Line:

    Gift of the American Friends of the V&A; Gift to the American Friends by Leslie, Judith and Gabri Schreyer and Alice Schreyer Batko

  • Museum number:

    E.1435-2004

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 1B, box LS2

This poster was designed to advertise a community lecture given by Artie Seale, Jean Genet and William Kunstler. The reason for the event was the Chicago conspiracy trial (1969-1970), where eight men were accused of inciting anti-war riots and conspiring against the U.S. government. The case would have been relevant to each of the three featured speakers:
Seale was a political activist as well as the wife of Black Panther leader Bobby, who was among those facing trial. Genet was a French novelist, poet and playwright whose work included 'The Blacks: A Clown Show' (1969), an indictment against the racist judicial system. Kunstler served as the defense attorney during the case and would have had special insights to offer a gathered audience.

Physical description

Landscape format poster bearing the stalking panther symbol. The small format logo sits inside the right-hand balance of the tipped scales of justice. Printed in black and white with text.

Place of Origin

United States (made)

Date

1970 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Paper and ink

Marks and inscriptions

ARTIE SEALE/ JEAN GENET/ WILLIAM/ KUNSTLER
printed in black on white

Dimensions

Height: 27.9 cm, Width: 43.1 cm

Descriptive line

Poster distributed to Yale University students in support of the Black Panther Party (USA, 1970)

Production Note

distributed and posted at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 13 April 1970

Materials

Paper; Ink

Subjects depicted

Scales; Propaganda; Politics; Panther; Racism; Justice

Categories

Prints; Propaganda; Black History; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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