Created by
Black Panther Party, American, 1966 - 1982
Illustrated by
Douglas, Emory, American, born 1943
Subject of
Dr. Newton, Huey P., American, 1942 - 1989
Cleaver, Kathleen Ph. D., American, born 1945
Seale, Bobby, American, born 1936
Cleaver, Eldridge, American, 1935 - 1998
Hilliard, David, American, born 1942
Newton, Melvin, American
ink on paper (fiber product)
H x W: 21 15/16 × 16 15/16 in. (55.7 × 43.1 cm)
A poster for the Free Huey Rally at De Fremery Park, Oakland, California, 1968. Depicted on the left is a drawing of Huey P. Newton wearing a black beret, collared shirt, and jacket. In small text near his shoulder is the illustrator's name [Emory]. Above his head to the right is the animal icon of the black panther. Below the image of Newton black block text reads: [HUEY MUST BE TRIED BY HIS PEERS]. Beneath the extended underscore of the previous text is a list of names: [MELVIN NEWTON / MINISTER OF FINANCE / KATHLEEN CLEAVER / COMMUNICATIONS SECRETARY]. The poster designer's signature is printed and underlined vertically besides Newton’s image at the upper back. From the top of the poster down, in large black type, after the panther paws, is: [FREE HUEY RALLY / DEFREMERY PARK I P.M. / SUNDAY / JULY 14TH / WEST / OAKLAND]. The image of a rifle with body strap is printed above the continuing text, now listing: [SPEAKERS: / BOBBY SEALE / CHAIRMAN, B. P. P. / ELDRIDGE CLEAVER / MINISTER OF INFORMATION / DAVID HILLIARD / NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS CAPTAIN / AND OTHERS]. There are stray smudges and marks along the sides of the poster, recto; wrinkling is evident, verso.
Place depicted
Oakland, Alameda County, California, United States, North and Central America
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Civil Rights Movement
Black power
Civil rights
U.S. History, 1969-2001
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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