A handbill announcing a Mass Memorial for Martin Luther King, Jr. The announcement features images of Martin Luther King, Jr and Huey P. Newton at the top. Text below gives information about the event and demands made by the activist group.
The oral history consists of eleven digital files: 2011.174.57.1a, 2011.174.57.1b, 2011.174.57.1c, 2011.174.57.1d, 2011.174.57.1e, 2011.174.57.1f, 2011.174.57.1g, 2011.174.57.1h, 2011.174.57.1i, 2011.174.57.1j, and 2011.174.57.1k.
Elmer Dixon discusses his childhood in Chicago, Illinois and Seattle, Washington, where he marched with Martin Luther King, Jr., and heard Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) leader Stokely Carmichael speak. At 17 he met Black Panthers Bobby Seale and Huey Newton in Oakland and established, with his brother Aaron Dixon as Defense Captain, the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party. Dixon discusses his work with the Panthers, the survival of several of the programs he started, including a health clinic, his work after the Panther chapter closed down in 1978, and his current position as director of an executive consulting firm specializing in diversity issues.
A poster of Huey Newton sitting in a rattan throne chair wearing a beret and a black leather jacket while holding a rifle in his right hand and a spear in his left hand. Leaning against the wall on either side of the chair is a leaf-shaped, Zulu style shield with designs of horizontal line markings across the front. Beneath the chair is a zebra print rug. Along the bottom of the print is the text [The racist dog policemen 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].
A framed black and white poster of Huey Newton and Bobby Seale in front of the storefront headquarters of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, California. Both men are wearing berets and leather jackets and are armed with assault rifles. Below the image is this quote from Newton: [The racist dog policemen 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].
This brown tone print depicts a person wearing a white button with "FREE HUEY" text. The man wears a brownish grey jacket over a stripe shirt and grey pants with a hole in the right knee. The muzzle of a weapon rises above his right shoulder. Tears fall from his right eye, and he holds a cap, possibly a beret, in his hands. He stands in front of a tall container full of garbage. Garbage is scattered on the ground at his feet. There is a window visible behind the container. At the bottom left corner is the artist's signature "Emory [illegible]." In the margin below the image are two blocks of text and an image of a black panther. The text on the bottom right reads "Ministry of Information/ Box 2967, Custom House/ San Francisco, CA 94126." On the bottom left the text reads "Revolutionary art by/ Minister of Culture/ EMORY."
This black and white poster features Huey Newton and Bobby Seale in front of the storefront headquarters of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, California. Both men wear black berets, leather jackets, and black pants. The man on the right carries a rifle in both hands, and has a bandolier of ammunition slung over his right shoulder and across his chest. The man on the left carries an object tucked under his left arm. Behind the men is a large sign hanging in the window that reads "BLACK PANTHER/ PARTY/ FOR/ [ILLEGIBLE]." Below the image is a quote that reads "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./ Huey P. Newton, Minister of Defense/ Black Panther Party/ P.O. Box 8641 Emeryville Calif.