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All power to the people

Poster
1970 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Colour offset lithograph
Brief Description
'All Power to the People', Black Panther poster by Emory Douglas, USA, 1970
Physical Description
Armed boy shown from mid-torso distributing the Black Panther Party newspaper.
Dimensions
  • Height: 57.1cm
  • Width: 38cm
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)
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
Production
distributed and posted at Yale Law School, 1 June 1970
Subjects depicted
Place Depicted
Summary
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.
Bibliographic Reference
'Prop Art: over 1000 contemporary political posters' by GaryYanker. New York: Darien House. 1972. page 187.
Other Number
LS.1048 - Leslie Schreyer Loan Number
Collection
Accession Number
E.754-2004

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record createdAugust 6, 2004
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