Feb 27, 2007 - Sale 2105

Sale 2105 - Lot 144

Price Realized: $ 2,640
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
THE FIRST APPEARANCE OF THE BLACK PANTHER IMAGE (BLACK PANTHERS.) Carmichael, Stokely. Us Colored People [cover title]. Large Xeroxed booklet in comic book form, utilizing the "black Panther" logo for the first time. 12 pages. 4to, original pictorial self-wrappers, stapled; loosely laid in is "Marching through Selma," a 4 page flyer documenting the history of the voting rights struggle and SNCC. Np [Lowndes County, Alabama, 1966]; San Francisco, 1966

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Stokely Carmichael and The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, or "SNICK," were responsible for this pamphlet, printed in Lowndes County Alabama. Carmichael, helping to organize voting rights drives in Mississippi in 1964 and Selma in 1965, went on to form the Lowndes County Freedom Organization in 1966. This pamphlet was produced for a specific drive to put black candidates on the ballot. The black panther was later adopted as the official logo of the Panther Party in San Francisco.