A first edition copy of A Panther is a Black Cat: a Study in Depth of the Black Panther Party - its Origins, its Goals, its Struggle for Survival by Reginald Major. The book has a paper dust jacket and a plastic book jacket cover. The front cover of the dust jacket is black and is dominated by the book title printed thick, white, block text, [A PANTHER / IS / A BLACK CAT], and the subtitle in thin white text, [A study in depth of the Black / Panther Party - its origins, its / goals, its struggle for survival], at the top and [by Reginald Major] at the bottom. The title is divided by thin red and green lines. The author’s last name, main title, and the publisher’s name and logo is printed in white along the spine framed by red and green lines. The back of the dust jacket features a large black-and-white photograph of Major. Major is depicted from the waist up, with his proper right shoulder held slightly forward, and a pipe held in his proper left hand. Below the image is his name and the publisher’s name and information. The jacket’s front interior flap features a book summary, price, and publisher’s name. The jacket’s back interior flap features a biography of the author, the name of the jacket designer, and the publisher’s name. The front and back covers of the book are black and are blank. The book title, author, and publisher’s name and logo are printed on the book spine in red, white, and green vertical and horizontal text. The interior of the book has black type on white pages. The pastedowns and free endpapers are red. The content of the book includes a history of the Black Panther Part told an eyewitness account. The book has three hundred and eight (308) pages.
A Young Lords Party poster. The poster has a black background with white text and a graphic of four purple automatic rifles. Across the top center of the poster, white text reads: [Young Lords Party]. Below the text, the four purple automatic rifles are pictured in a vertical stack. The rifles are oriented horizontally and each rifle has text, in white, across the forestock reading [Health] on the top rifle, [Food] on the second, [Housing] on the third, and [Education] on the bottom. The word [Struggle] is featured in gray text on the magazine of each rifle. In the top right corner of the poster is a logo for the Young Lords Party. The logo is a circle with the Puerto Rican flag in the background and an automatic rifle at center. The letters [YLP] are across the bottom of the logo. The back of the poster is blank.
A black and white photograph of men and women from the Young Lords Party marching to the United Nations on October 30, 1970. The group of men and women carry the Puerto Rican flag. Many of the men and women wear berets with pin back buttons attached on the front, promoting the Young Lords Party. The man at the center of the image wears a leather jacket, pin-striped collared shirt, and beret. To his right, on the left side of the image, are two women also wearing berets with pin back buttons. To his left is a man holding the corner of the flag. The group marches in a street with tall buildings in the background. The back of the photograph has an inscription identifying the title, date and photographer.