untitled (Huey P. Newton)
c. 1966
35.00 in HIGH x 23.00 in WIDE
(88.90 cm HIGH x 58.42 cm WIDE)
All Of Us Or None Archive. Gift of the Rossman Family.

Bottom right corner has "Black Panther Party for Self Defence."

Poster has a large black and white photograph of Huey Newton sitting on a chair holding a shotgun in one hand and a spear in the other.  The bottom center edge has a black panther.  The bottom left has a quote from Huey P. Newton, "Minister of Defence," reading "the racist dog policeman must withdraw immediately from our communities, cease their wanton murder and brutality and torture of black people, or face the wrath of the armed people."

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. 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 M-1 carbine, but still scattered shotgun cartridges next to the rifle as in the original photo.[LMC]

Bookmark and Share