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The racist dog policeman...

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    United States (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1970 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Douglas, Emory (artist)

  • 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:


  • Gallery location:

    On short term loan out for exhibition

The Black Panther Party for Self Defense was founded in 1966 by Bobby Seale and Huey P. Newton as a direct response to the increased instances of police brutality in their local community. The message printed here is a defiant challenge to the guilty law enforcement officers, declaring that their violent behaviour will be met with equally violent retaliation.

Physical description

Cartoon illustration of pigs dressed as police officers running away from a lit stick of dynamite. Black text above and below image.

Place of Origin

United States (made)


ca. 1970 (made)


Douglas, Emory (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Paper and ink

Marks and inscriptions

"The racist dog policeman must withdraw immediately from our communities, cease their wanton murder and brutality and torture of Black people, or face the wrath of the armed people."

signed in lower portion of image, near pigs' trotters


Height: 44.4 cm, Width: 57.8 cm

Descriptive line

Anti-police brutality Black Panther Party Poster. Illustrated image. USA, ca. 1970.

Production Note

distributed and posted in New Haven, Connecticut in April 1970

Subjects depicted

Politics; Race (concept); Pigs; Radicalism; Propaganda; Dynamite


Prints; Propaganda; Black History; Posters


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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