untitled (Huey Newton)
26.00 in HIGH x 20.00 in WIDE
(66.04 cm HIGH x 50.80 cm WIDE)
All Of Us Or None Archive. Gift of the Rossman Family.

Poster is an image of Huey Newton of the Black Panther Party sitting in a wicker chair holding a spear in his left hand and a shotgun in his right.


This is one of the most iconic images of the Black Panther Party - Minister of Defense Huey Newton seated in a wicker chair, holding a spear and a bolt-action shotgun, surrounded by Africana. The scene was composed by Eldridge Cleaver. Newton is holding an unusual firearm, a bolt-action box-magazine shotgun, most likely a Mossberg model 485. When the photo was recreated for the 1995 film "Panther" (directed by Mario Van Peebles and starring Marcus Chong as Huey Newton) they substituted a much more standard .30 caliber M1 carbine, but still scattered shotgun cartridges next to the rifle as in the original photo. [LMC]


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