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[Black Americana/Black Panthers]. Psychedelic color offset poster, 41" x 29 1/2', depicting a black man with an upraised arm in chains in front of stylized city skyscrapers. Text lower right in orange "POWER TO THE PEOPLE," and below "The Committee to Defend the Panther 21/37 Union Square West, 4th Floor/New York, New York 10003/243-2260." Text at bottom in orange "FREE THE NEW YORK PANTHER 21" with "ARM" in black ink at lower right, likely the description of this poster. Huey Newton and Bobby Seale founded the Black Panther Party, which drew on socialist and Marxist teachings, in Oakland, California, in October 1966. On April 2, 1969, a group of 21 eastern region Black Panther Party (BPP) members were arrested by the NYC Police and charged with conspiracy in an attempt to bomb the Botanical Gardens and several department stores. On May 13, 1971 all 21 BPP members were acquited of all charges. Poster with several slight 2"-3" creases at sides, corners rubbed, tape evidence on back, toning from tape adhesion on version visible below arm, colors strong and bright. Should be seen.

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$250.00

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BLACK PANTHER Poster: "Free ... The Panther 21."

Auction ended on Thu, Sep 10, 2015
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360 S. Washington St.
Falls Church, VA 22046
United States
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