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Black Panthers Power to the People Poster, Gemini Rising INC, Signed

  • (Black Panthers) Power to the People Poster, Gemini Rising INC, Signed. A simple and powerful screen printed poster of an upraised fist, produced by Gemini Rising INC. during the eventful late 1960's, and dated 1970 on the lower right forearm. Two color stencil, red and dark blue, on heavy stock paper. Creases and minor losses (photographed) but still presents well with strong unfaded colors. Newly framed in a white lacquered molding with UV Plexiglass. Image size: 35.25" x 23.5". From the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture: In October 1966, Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale founded The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense and drafted the Ten Point Platform and Program. The platform was designed so all people could understand. While its roots are in complex social and economic theory, the Black Panther Party’s priority was the liberation of Black and poor people. Seale said the platform was written plainly so, “the mothers who struggle hard to raise us, the fathers who worked hard, the young brothers who come out of school semi-literate” could understand. Everything the Party members did—from installing a stop light at a dangerous intersection to providing groceries to families living in the ghettos, was based on a revolutionary love for the people. Their rallying cry was and is, “All power to the people!”


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