California, United States, North and Central America
January 20, 2014
Episode 15 of the Revision Path podcast. It begins with instrumental music fading in, before host Maurice Cherry welcomes the listeners to the podcast and introduces himself. He mentions that this episode is the last in a series of three interviews for AIGA.
He then introduces his guest, Emory Douglas, and tells him “Alright, so, tell us who you are and what you do.” The episode continues with Douglas providing a short autobiography. Some of the topics they discuss include: disability in both their families; Douglas’ incarceration at the age of 15; Douglas’ introduction to the Black Panther Party; Douglas’ transition from the black arts movement to the Panther movement; Douglas’ idiosyncratic design style and his ability to integrate art and politics; his interactions with people like Amiri Baraka, Huey Newton and Bobby Seal; mentorship in the design community; diversity in the profession; historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs); his post-Panther life; as well as his daughter’s current work.
After the interview, Cherry thanks Douglas and the listeners as the outro background music plays.