Black and white poster of Huey Newton and Bobby Seale

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2 images
Distributed by
Black Panther Party, American, 1966 - 1982
Subject of
Dr. Newton, Huey P., American, 1942 - 1989
Seale, Bobby, American, born 1936
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W (image): 21 3/4 × 17 1/2 in. (55.3 × 44.5 cm)
H x W (sheet): 32 × 26 1/16 in. (81.3 × 66.2 cm)
Type
posters
Place depicted
Emeryville, Alameda County, California, United States, North and Central America
Oakland, Alameda County, California, United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1968-1969
Description
This black and white poster features Huey Newton and Bobby Seale in front of the storefront headquarters of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, California. Both men wear black berets, leather jackets, and black pants. The man on the right carries a rifle in both hands, and has a bandolier of ammunition slung over his right shoulder and across his chest. The man on the left carries an object tucked under his left arm. Behind the men is a large sign hanging in the window that reads "BLACK PANTHER/ PARTY/ FOR/ [ILLEGIBLE]." Below the image is a quote that reads "The racist dog policeman 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./ Huey P. Newton, Minister of Defense/ Black Panther Party/ P.O. Box 8641 Emeryville Calif.
Topic
African American
Black power
Civil rights
Justice
Political organizations
United States--History--1969-2001
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2015.97.9
Restrictions & Rights
© Associated Press. Permission required for use.
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Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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