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Published by:
Vault, American, 1963 - 1972  Search this
Recorded by:
Elaine Brown, American, born 1943  Search this
Subject of:
Black Panther Party, American, 1966 - 1982  Search this
vinyl, cardboard, paper, ink
Diameter (disc): 12 in. (30.5 cm)
H x W (cardboard sleeve): 12 3/8 x 12 3/8 in. (31.4 x 31.4 cm)
record covers
long-playing records
A 33 1/3 rpm LP record album, Valut SLP-131, titled "Seize the Time" by Elaine Brown. The front of the album cover features a depiction of a person dressed in purple and carrying a gun. Above the gun, white text on a purple background reads: [SEIZE / THE / TIME / ELAINE BROWN]. Along the bottom edge of the front of the cover there are black and white images of a Black Panther member holding a flag with the depiction of Elaine Brown, facing a group of children. There is a Vault Records logo in the bottom right. The front cover has several inscriptions of letters and number handwritten in black ink throughout and a sale sticker in the bottom left. The back of the album cover has an image of Elaine Brown highlighted in blue and red white a gray text that reads: [seize the time! / ELAINE BROWN / BLACK PANTHER PARTY]. The album has white and red label that includes the Vault logo, name of the album, and a list of tracks on both sides one and two.
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Black power  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Soul (Music)  Search this
Spoken word (Poetry)  Search this
U.S. History, 1961-1969  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
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National Museum of African American History and Culture