Mar 29, 2018 - Sale 2471

Sale 2471 - Lot 71

Price Realized: $ 4,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
(AFRICA.) Smash the FBI & CIA: Enemies of the African Revolution. Poster, 17 x 14 inches; diagonal crease through image, several tape stains on recto, minor foxing. Np, circa 1970

Additional Details

Illustrated with photographs of Ghanaian leader Kwame Nkrumah (1909-1972), Congolese leader Patrice Lumumba (1925-1961), Martin Luther King, and Malcolm X, with the note that "these four beloved African freedom fighters . . . were all liquidated by the FBI-CIA, the secret arm of American Imperialism--the enemy of Africans and all of mankind." The poster was issued by Nkrumah's leftist All-African People's Revolutionary Party. The "liquidation" likely refers to the 1966 coup which ousted Nkrumah from power, rather than his 1972 death from cancer. It was likely produced by Stokely Carmichael, who had left the Black Panther Party, moved to Guinea in 1969, assumed the name Kwame Ture, and became very active in the AAPRP. We are aware of no other copies of this anti-imperialist poster at auction or in institutions.