Huey Newton, Black Panther Minister of Defense

Image for Huey Newton, Black Panther Minister of Defense
Created by
Black Panther Party, American, 1966 - 1982
Subject of
Dr. Newton, Huey P., American, 1942 - 1989
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)
Type
portraits
posters
Place made
Emeryville, Alameda County, California, United States, North and Central America
Date
1968
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].
Topic
African American
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
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition
A Changing America: 1968 and Beyond
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 1, C1 053
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture