Mar 31, 2016 - Sale 2408

Sale 2408 - Lot 154

Price Realized: $ 3,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
(BLACK PANTHERS.) BRO. STRAWTHER. Black By Birth Militant By Choice, Free By Revolution * Bro Strawther. I'm Proud I'm Black. Two berets, with embroidered sentiments on the inside: One appears to have been done by hand, the other, probably sold by the Panther Party--the first, an even, deep purple, the other black, some obvious wear, but both are whole, no tears, clean with black leather trim. Np, circa 1968-1973

Additional Details

While a great deal of material related to the Black Panther Party movement in the U.S.A. exists (posters, newspapers and so forth) very little material culture has been seen on the open market, quite likely because of its personal nature. These two berets are a perfect example.