Mar 21, 2024 - Sale 2663

Sale 2663 - Lot 47

Price Realized: $ 6,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000
(BLACK PANTHERS.) Move On Over or We'll Move On Over You. Poster, 17 x 11 inches, on light card stock, illustrated with a stalking black panther; foxing, tack holes with slight loss to corners and other minor wear, minor dampstaining, mount remnants on verso. No place, circa 1966

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The black panther logo was created for the Lowndes County Freedom Organization, which began organizing voters in rural Alabama in 1965 under the direction of Stokely Carmichael and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. This poster introduced SNCC's new slogan, "Move On Over or We'll Move On Over You," when it was handed out at the 26 June 1966 conclusion of the March Against Fear in Jackson, MS (see next day's Louisville Courier-Journal and a photograph in the Tampa Times). An example can be seen hanging from a protester's back on the cover of the 2009 book "Bloody Lowndes: Civil Rights and Black Power in Alabama's Black Belt." We have traced only two other examples at auction. Provenance: removed by the consignor from a telephone pole in Providence, RI near the Rhode Island School of Design campus, where the Panthers were holding a teach-in circa 1967-1968.