Friday, August 22, 2014

BLACK PANTHERS 1968 ~








BLACK PANTHERS 1968
Howard L. Bingham
Ammo Books, 2009

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essays by 
Howard L. Bingham, Tessa Hicks, Mar Hollingsworth,
 Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Bernard Kinsey, Gilbert Moore






"On the steps of the Capitol, Bobby Seale read a statement, an executive mandate: "The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense calls upon the American people in general, and black people in particular, to take careful note of the racist California Legislature aimed at keeping the black people disarmed and powerless at the very same time that racist police agencies throughout the country are intensifying the terror, brutality, murder, and repression of black people and at the same time that the American government is waging a racist war of genocide in Vietnam." 

May 2, 1967

 

Nearly a half century later substitute "California" for Ferguson - St. Louis, MO. and
 "Vietnam" with Iraq or Afghanistan 
— we haven't learned our lesson.





This book can still be found, very reasonably priced at $20, shrink wrapped and stunning hardback, showcasing Bingham's portrait of the Panthers in their prime.



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