SHOWING IN MANCHESTER: Black Panther: Emory Douglas And The Art Of Revolution


Transracial confindant NB is in Manchester (UK not NH) doing the academic thing where she reports about an exhibition currently taking place in that city’s Urbis Center chronicling the life and work of Emory Douglas — who was the official artist of the Black Panther Party and its first and only Minister of Culture.

Right on!

Running through April 19, the exhibition showcases Douglas’ graphic posterwork (above) created during the Panthers’ late 1960s rise and detail how his clever manipulation of everyday iconography — such as representing cops as pigs — gave voice to this highly controversial Civil Rights movement.


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