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Afro-American Solidarity with the oppressed People of the World

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    United States (made)

  • Date:

    1969 (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:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 65, box E

An often overlooked and oppressed group, poor black people were the target audience of the Black Panther newspaper. Emory Douglas frequently made poor black people the focus of his graphic designs. In this instance, the purple lines emanating from behind the woman transform her into something of a super-heroine.

Physical description

African woman holding a gun, purple rays radiate in the background.

Place of Origin

United States (made)


1969 (made)


Douglas, Emory (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Paper and ink

Marks and inscriptions

Afro-American Solidarity with the oppressed Peoples of the World

Emory '69


Height: 57.8 cm, Width: 37.5 cm

Descriptive line

'Afro-American Solidarity with the oppressed People of the World', Black Panthers Solidarity poster by Emory Douglas; USA, 1969.

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

'The Revolution Will Be Visualized: Emory Douglas in The Black Panther' by Colette Gaiter. Bad Subjects, Issue # 65, January 2004

Production Note

distributed and posted New Haven, Connecticut on 1 June 1969


Paper; Ink


Offset lithograph

Subjects depicted

Propaganda; Race (concept); Oppression; Solidarity; Protest; Woman


Prints; Propaganda; Black History; Posters


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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