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All power to the people

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    United States (made)

  • Date:

    1970 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Douglas, Emory (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour offset lithograph

  • 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:


  • Gallery location:

    On short term loan out for exhibition

The Black Panther Party for Self Defense was founded in Oakland, California in October 1966. On 25 April, 1967, the first issue of their official newspaper 'The Black Panther: Black Community News Service' was distibuted. The paper played an important role in disseminating their militant revolutionary political agenda. Their founding principle was to fight by any means necessary for the equality of all oppressed minorities.

Physical description

Armed boy shown from mid-torso distributing the Black Panther Party newspaper.

Place of Origin

United States (made)


1970 (made)


Douglas, Emory (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Colour offset lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

The Black Panther / Black Community News Service
newspaper title heading

All / Power / to the / People
newspaper front page headline

[photographic image of Huey Newton]
upper right corner of newspaper


Height: 57.1 cm, Width: 38 cm

Descriptive line

'All Power to the People', Black Panther poster by Emory Douglas, USA, 1970

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

'Prop Art: over 1000 contemporary political posters' by GaryYanker. New York: Darien House. 1972. page 187.

Production Note

distributed and posted at Yale Law School, 1 June 1970


Colour offset lithography

Subjects depicted

Gun; Boy; Radicalism; Propaganda; Race (concept); Newspaper; Politics


Prints; Propaganda; Black History; Posters


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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