Huey Newton, Black Panther Minister of Defense

Created by
Black Panther Party, American, 1966 - 1982
Photograph by
Stapp, Blair
Subject of
Dr. Newton, Huey P., American, 1942 - 1989
Date
1968
On View
Concourse 1, C1 053
Museum MapsObjects in this Location
Exhibition
A Changing America: 1968 and Beyond
Medium
lithographic ink on paper (fiber product), linen (material)
Dimensions
H x W (w/ mat border): 34 3/4 × 23 1/2 in. (88.3 × 59.7 cm)
H x W (w/out mat border): 34 5/8 × 23 3/8 in. (87.9 × 59.4 cm)
Description
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].
Place made
Emeryville, Alameda County, California, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Type
portraits
posters
Topic
Black power
Justice
Politics (Practical)
Resistance
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2011.58
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd51b2fbbf6-2462-42ca-bdcb-9d508ecdcd24