BLACK PANTHER PARTY.
The Black Panther. Oakland and San Francisco: Black Panther Party, 1967-74.
81 issues. Folio (440 x 290 mm; 380 x 287 mm for 1974 issues). 18-24 pp per issue. Overall very good condition with long tears to four covers resulting in loss, old marginal dampstaining to a handful of issues, occasional toning. Sold as a periodical.
SUBSTANTIAL COLLECTION OF BLACK PANTHER PARTY NEWSPAPERS. A crucial primary source of the most militant and controversial social justice movement in post-war America. Running from 18-24 pages, each issue carries articles and editorials about police oppression in black communities; arrests and brutality against party members; Panther social programs, organizing efforts, and community victories; trials of party members; local and national politics; letters to the editor; poetry; booklists; etc. Profusely illustrated with photographs, collages, and radical art, the front pages of many issues representing some of the most powerful protest posters of the era. The present collection represents a broken run spanning the years 1967-74, as follows: 1967, 2 issues; 1968, 1 issue ("Extra"); 1969, 36 issues (including one duplicate); 1970, 12 issues; 1973, 16 issues; 1974, 14 issues.