The Black Panther Party remains one of the most controversial movements of the 20th-century.The Black Panther newspaper was founded to articulate the party's message... and artist Emory Douglas became the paper's art director and later the party's Minister of Culture. Douglas's artistic talents and experience proved a powerful combination: his striking collages of photographs and his own drawings combined to create some of the era's most iconic images, like that of Newton with his signature beret and large gun set against a background of a blood-red star, which could be found blanketing neighborhoods during the paper's 12 years. This landmark book brings together a remarkable lineup of party insiders who detail the crafting of the party's visual identity. Big, softbound, color. Foreword by Danny Glover. Preface by Bobby Seale. Contributions by Kathleen Cleaver and Amiri Baraka.
224 pages • ISBN-10: 0847829448 • ISBN-13: 9780847829446 • Publisher: Rizzoli