New York 21 Trial News

Published by
Charter Group for a Pledge of Conscience, American, ca. 1966 - ca. 1978
Subject of
Black Panther Party, American, 1966 - 1982
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 11 × 8 1/2 in. (27.9 × 21.6 cm)
Type
reports
Place made
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
March 1971
Description
Issue #27 report on the trial of twenty-one Black Panthers with illustrated cover. Transcription of cover reads, "The New York 21 — 19 men and 2 women of the Black Panther Party were arrested in a pre-dawn raid on April 2, 1969 and indicted on charges of plotting to kill police officers and blow up several sites, including Midtown stores, police precinct houses and the New York Botanical Garden. On May 13, 1971, after the longest political trial in New York's history, all 21 New York Panthers are acquitted of all charges after just 45 minutes of jury deliberation."
Topic
African American
Justice
Social reform
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2012.26.2
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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