The Black Panther Manifesto / If the Fascists Attempt to Murder Chairman Bobby.
New Haven: Black Panther Party, 1970. Double sided broadside on newsprint measuring 17 ½ x 11 inches, with horizontal fold. Small closed tears and foxing to margin, light tanning, very good overall. Very Good. Item #List01119
An uncommon Black Panther imprint printed during the 1970 New Haven trials surrounding the death of Alex Rackley. The front shows Eldridge Cleaver’s Black Panther Manifesto surrounded by photographs, the other shows Emory Douglas’s classic image of Bobby Seale in an electric chair with the text “IF THE FASCISTS ATTEMPT TO MURDER CHAIRMAN BOBBY IN THE ELECTRIC CHAIR… THERE WON’T BE ANY LIGHT FOR DAYS.” At the bottom is the information for the New Haven Chapter of the Black Panther Party, with the Manifesto showing the address for the San Francisco-based legal defense fund. Uncommon on the market, with one defective copy appearing at Swann galleries in 2019 being the only example in the auction records.