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Revolutionary Black Student Conference

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Artist/Maker:

    Douglas, Emory (Artist)
    The Black Panther Party of Connecticut (publishers)

  • 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.1630-2004

  • Gallery location:

    On short term loan out for exhibition

The Black Panther Party was a militant civil rights group. Its initial purpose was the patrolling of black ghettos to protect residents from police brutality. The carrying of guns was integral to this policy of self-defence and symbolic of it. The Party also urged the black community to be self-reliant and advocated the teaching of Black History. Emory Douglas (the Panther's Minister for Culture) fuses these principles in this poster. The revolutionary student wears non-American dress and carries a Black Studies book along with the trademark firearm.

Artist/maker

Douglas, Emory (Artist)
The Black Panther Party of Connecticut (publishers)

Dimensions

Height: 355 mm, Width: 216 mm

Descriptive line

"Revolutionary Black Student Conference" photocopied flyer. Image by Emory Douglas. USA.

Subjects depicted

Students; Racism; Propaganda; Politics; Submachine guns

Categories

Black History; Posters; Propaganda

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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