Mar 21, 2024 - Sale 2663

Sale 2663 - Lot 54

Price Realized: $ 2,375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(BLACK PANTHERS.) A flier and a song in support of Ericka Huggins at her New Haven trial. Two items, each 11 x 8½ inches; uneven toning. No place, 1969 and 1971

Additional Details

Ericka Huggins. "Reflections on 3 March 1971." Double-sided photocopied flier; folds. A poem credited to New Haven Black Panther defendant Ericka Huggins, superimposed over her portrait. On verso is a trial account from circa March 1971, and a plea for protesters to "Attend the Trial!": "It is certain that Free Bobby, Free Ericka means Free the People." No place, [1971].

Lynn Phillips and Beverly Grant. "Three Panther Sisters." One printed page. A song written in support of the female defendants on the New Haven Black Panther trials. Three of them, Ericka Huggins, Margaret Hudgins, and Rose Marie Smith, were all defended by the same attorney, and were sometimes described as "the three Black Panther sisters" in the press. Smith and another defendant, Frances Carter, gave birth in prison, which is referenced in the song. See the Hartford Courant, 24 November 1969. None traced in OCLC or elsewhere. No place, 1969.