An illustration titled H. Rap Brown (Man with Match)
Photograph: H. Rap Brown (Man with Match), 1967 Emory Douglas, The Merrill C. Berman Collection
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Black Power to Black People: Branding the Black Panther Party

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Time Out says

The Black Panther Party, one of the most influential militant groups of the 1960s civil rights movement, devised a specific graphic language to reclaim Black humanity and decommodify Black life. A new exhibit at Poster House will chronicle how the group created that design language. 

"Black Power to Black People: Branding the Black Panther Party" features 37 works dating from 1932 to 1980. You'll see heroic images of party members, printed materials like The Black Panther newspaper, political campaign posters, and powerful photographs by artists including Emory Douglas, Dorothy Hayes and Danny Lyon.

The show is on view from March 2-September 10, 2023 at Poster House, the first museum in the United States dedicated to the global history of posters.

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