The Vanguard: A Photographic Essay on the Black Panthers

Written by
Baruch, Ruth-Marion, German American, 1922 - 1997
Jones, Pirkle, American, 1914 - 2009
Published by
Beacon Press, American, founded 1854
Subject of
Black Panther Party, American, 1966 - 1982
printing ink on book paper
H x W x D: 9 15/16 × 8 × 1/4 in. (25.2 × 20.3 × 0.6 cm)
May 1970
A paperback book with a teal cover. The front cover is a photographic illustration of Black Panther party members wearing berets, over which the title of the book is printed in white [The] and red [Vanguard]. Below the title, the authors names are printed in white. The remaining print on the cover is black. At the lower right corner is a yellow price tag sticker. The back cover is cream colored paper, with text in black ink providing an overview of the contents of the book.
African American
Civil rights
Political organizations
Politics (Practical)
Race relations
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Nina Mjagkij
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
© 1970 Ruth-Marion Baruch and Pirkle Jones, William Worthy. Permission required for use.
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