Skip to main content Smithsonian Institution

Additional Online Media

Catalog Data

Created by:
Black Panther Party, American, 1966 - 1982  Search this
Illustrated by:
Emory Douglas, American, born 1943  Search this
Subject of:
Dr. Huey P. Newton, American, 1942 - 1989  Search this
Kathleen Cleaver Ph. D., American, born 1945  Search this
Bobby Seale, American, born 1936  Search this
Eldridge Cleaver, American, 1935 - 1998  Search this
David Hilliard, American, born 1942  Search this
Melvin Newton, American  Search this
ink on paper (fiber product)
H x W: 21 15/16 × 16 15/16 in. (55.7 × 43.1 cm)
Place depicted:
Oakland, Alameda County, California, United States, North and Central America
A poster for the Free Huey Rally at De Fremery Park, Oakland, California, 1968. Depicted on the left is a drawing of Huey P. Newton wearing a black beret, collared shirt, and jacket. In small text near his shoulder is the illustrator's name [Emory]. Above his head to the right is the animal icon of the black panther. Below the image of Newton black block text reads: [HUEY MUST BE TRIED BY HIS PEERS]. Beneath the extended underscore of the previous text is a list of names: [MELVIN NEWTON / MINISTER OF FINANCE / KATHLEEN CLEAVER / COMMUNICATIONS SECRETARY]. The poster designer's signature is printed and underlined vertically besides Newton’s image at the upper back. From the top of the poster down, in large black type, after the panther paws, is: [FREE HUEY RALLY / DEFREMERY PARK I P.M. / SUNDAY / JULY 14TH / WEST / OAKLAND]. The image of a rifle with body strap is printed above the continuing text, now listing: [SPEAKERS: / BOBBY SEALE / CHAIRMAN, B. P. P. / ELDRIDGE CLEAVER / MINISTER OF INFORMATION / DAVID HILLIARD / NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS CAPTAIN / AND OTHERS]. There are stray smudges and marks along the sides of the poster, recto; wrinkling is evident, verso.
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Black power  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Design  Search this
Justice  Search this
Resistance  Search this
U.S. History, 1969-2001  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Civil Rights Movement
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture