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[Sealed deck of Afrocentric playing cards]
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[Sealed deck of Afrocentric playing cards]

Whittier, CA: Soul-Mar, 1973. Set of poker cards, still sealed in cellophane, no outer box, re-tooled graphics in red, purple and violet to invoke Black pride. (Photos of the interior cards displayed here are from an open set; this one remains sealed). Copyright date of 1973.

$15.00

Angela Davis [poster]
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Angela Davis [poster]

By Mosley, David; artist

n.p., 1969. 23x29 inch poster, pinholes at corners, foxing across lower field, upper left corner torn off. David Mosley produced a number of posters of contemporary Black icons in the late 1960s and 1970s.

$250.00

We walk the way of the new world
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We walk the way of the new world

By Lee, Don L.

Detroit: Broadside Press, 1970. 71p., second printing, staplebound poetry chapbook. Minor rubbing to covers.

$18.00

Kathleen Cleaver [poster]
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Kathleen Cleaver [poster]

By Mosley, David; artist

n.p., 1969. 19x25.5 inch poster on orange paper; top and bottom edges untrimmed, very good. David Mosley produced a number of posters of contemporary Black icons in the late 1960s and 1970s.

$500.00

[Poster depicting Huey Newton]
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[Poster depicting Huey Newton]

n.p., [196-]. 17.5x22.5 inch poster with portrait of Newton, very good. Image only; no publication information given. The portrait was taken by Kenneth P. Green Sr. at a 1966 BPP rally in North Richmond, CA. This poster is a surplus duplicate from the papers of Harriet Smith, later known as Sister Makinya Sibeko-Kouate, who was a pivotal activist at Merritt College in the 1960s, serving as student body president and organizing a Black Studies program that brought together several of the founding members of the Black Panther Party in 1966.

$400.00

Marcus Books: Books about Black people everywhere... Julian Richardson Associates, Publishers of books by Black writers [poster]
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Marcus Books: Books about Black people everywhere... Julian Richardson Associates, Publishers of books by Black writers [poster]

San Francisco: Marcus Books; Julian Richardson Associaties, n.d.. 17.5x22.5 inch poster, very good. A relatively early poster for the longtime Bay Area booksellers.

$75.00

The East Village Other; Vol.3, No.18, Apr. 5-11, 1968
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The East Village Other; Vol.3, No.18, Apr. 5-11, 1968

By [Rodriguez, Spain and Kim Deitch]

New York: East Village Other, Inc, 1968. Newspaper. 24p., folded tabloid, 11.5 x 16 inches, illus., lightly and evenly toned, a few small closed tears and a chip or two, mailing label overlapping cover logo, else very good condition. Cover shows Mickey Rooney (?) reacting to headline "Hanoi Says Yes?" Inside: full-page "Zap Zap Comix" by Spain, full-page Sunshine Girl strip by Kim Deitch, Lennox Raphael cogitating on H. Rap Brown, full-page naked Slumgoddess photo, lengthy interview with Pete Townsend of the Who, recorded heated political discussion between Jerry Rubin and Phil Ochs, centerspread of Saul Gottlieb yakkery festoned with numerous photos of Destruction in Art Symposium nude artists-actors, plus usual cultural natter, news and ads of the era. Altogether a primo vintage issue of EVO.

$35.00

Seeing red: federal campaigns against Black militancy, 1919-1925
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Seeing red: federal campaigns against Black militancy, 1919-1925

By Kornweibel, Theodore

Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1998. xv, 225 pages, very good paperback.

$12.00

By any means necessary; speeches, interviews and a letter
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By any means necessary; speeches, interviews and a letter

By Malcolm X, edited by George Breitman

New York: Pathfinder Press, 1970. Paperback. viii, 184p., mild insect nibbling on inner cover and half-title, ownership name otherwise good first edition trade paperback original in pictorial wraps.

$15.00

Truth Cannot Be Denied
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Truth Cannot Be Denied

By Kujichagulia, Phavia

Oakland: Self-published by the author as A. Wisdom Co, 1983. 28p., staplebound poetry chapbook, very good. Militant Afrocentric poetry by the director of Ancestral Wisdom, a group of poets, musicians, and dancers. She later spent years teaching literature and performance art at prisons around California.

$30.00

An address on Malcom X\'s legacy to the Black struggle in Azania & the U.S.A.  Delivered by David Sibeko on February 22, 1979, during Black history week at the University of Illinois, Circle Campus, Chicago
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An address on Malcom X's legacy to the Black struggle in Azania & the U.S.A. Delivered by David Sibeko on February 22, 1979, during Black history week at the University of Illinois, Circle Campus, Chicago

By Sibeko, David

Chicago: Workers Voice, 1979. Pamphlet. 10p., wraps, a few corners creased else very good condition, 5.5x8.5 inches. Sibeko was the Director of Foreign Affairs and member of the Presidential Council, Pan Africanist Congress of Azania. On June 11, 1979 Sibeko was assassinated in Salaam, Tanzania.

$20.00

Ramparts, Volume 8, Number 1, July 1969
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Ramparts, Volume 8, Number 1, July 1969

By Scheer, Robert, ed

San Francisco: Ramparts Magazine, Inc, 1969. Magazine. The July 1969 issue of the influential magazine. Wraps worn, and soiled, else very good condition with address label of Leon F. Litwack on front wrap. Articles on police brutality, Northern Ireland, and the San Francisco State University Strike, a letter from Sweden by Susan Sontag, and more.

$15.00

Cisco-Kidd pig Rizzo oinks again! [handbill]
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Cisco-Kidd pig Rizzo oinks again! [handbill]

By Black Panther Party, Philadelphia Branch

Philadelphia: BPP, 1969. Single 8.5x11 inch sheet printed both sides, very good, minor smearing of mimeograph fluid. On police brutality in the cases of Harold Brown and Frank Hamilton. Calls for community control of police, attacks Philadelphia police commissioner Frank Rizzo as the "pig of all pigs." "This fool simple-minded pig Rizzo wants us - the Black community to believe that we have silently endorsed out own murders!!!

$150.00

National Black Work Conference for a Black University
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National Black Work Conference for a Black University

Oakland: Soul Student Advisory Council, 1969. 8.5x11 inch four-panel brochure with a registration form laid in, very good. Announcement of a conference sponsored by the Soul Student Advisory Council at Merritt College, calling for a "Black University for Black Liberation" and planning for discussion of the details such as curriculum, staffing, etc. The Soul Student Advisory Council was key to the formation of the Black Panther Party, as Huey Newton, Bobby Seale, Eldridge Cleaver, and other early Panthers came to know one another through their activism. The program states that the conference was to be dedicated to Huey Newton; the keynote address was to be delivered by Sister Makinya (formerly known as Harriet Smith, the former student body president at Merritt College).

$75.00

The Black Performing Arts Troupe of Cal State College-Hayward presents \
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The Black Performing Arts Troupe of Cal State College-Hayward presents "What is is, What is was, What it's gon' be!" A dynamite, down-to-earth review of drama, music, song and dance... [handbill]

Hayward, CA: the Troupe, 1971. 11x8.5 inch handbill, very good with some toning at upper right corner. Black and white photo depicts the cast posing onstage. A contemporary newspaper announcement described the show as an overview of Black history in America.

$45.00

Afro-American Book Distributors [pricelist]
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Afro-American Book Distributors [pricelist]

Houston, TX: Afro-American Book Distributors, 1970. 15p., 8.5x11 inch sheets stapled together at corner, very good. Undated pricelist from the Afrocentric distributor; titles include some late 1960s Black Power classics, including a couple from 1969, suggesting a date of 1970 or later. Pricelist only, without reviews.

$17.00

Kwanza
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Kwanza

By Smith, Harriet [Sister Makinya]

n.p.: the author, 1969. Two 8.5x11 inch sheets stapled together at upper left corner, very good. Harriet Smith, later known as Sister Makinya Sibeko-Kouate, was a pivotal activist at Merritt College in the 1960s, serving as student body president and organizing a Black Studies program that brought together several of the founding members of the Black Panther Party in 1966. During her college years she met Ron Karenga, who had drawn up ideas for a new Afrocentric holiday called Kwanzaa. She drafted more elaborate and specific guidelines for the holiday, and organized her first Kwanzaa celebration in 1967 in Berkeley (Karenga had held the very first in Los Angeles the previous year). Near the end of her life, she was cited as Queen Mother of Kwanzaa in 2015. These two sheets outline the meaning, symbols, dates and procedures of the holiday. The final line is "6-2469-H. Smith," which appears to refer to June 24 of 1969. By this time she was traveling widely to promote Kwanza (note her spelling with a single 'a' at the end), and these packets would have been distributed at such talks and meetings. In 1968 she had created the Kwanza Organizers, a group that offered instruction to residents of the San Francisco Bay Area who wished to celebrate the holiday themselves.We have several copies of this packet, which are duplicates from her personal papers - a window into the early dissemination of Kwanzaa, with an ideal provenance.

$125.00

A communal approach to the philosophical implications of a Black university ... with life experiences
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A communal approach to the philosophical implications of a Black university ... with life experiences

By Pittman, A. Charles; Joel Garland; Elvoyce Hooper; Fred T. Smith; Pearson Herring

[Oakland-?]: the authors, 1969. [34p.], 8.5x11 inch sheets stapled at left, dittoed text very faint on cover sheet, interior sheets more clearly printed and entirely legible. Some smudges of soil to cover, interior clean. Not found in OCLC as of August 2018. Analysis of the college system in California, the experiences of the Black Studies program at Merritt, and challenges encountered from administration, leading the authors to argue for the establishment of a Black university in the state. Various properties in the Bay Area are considered as possible sites. The authors, at least two of whom (Smith and Hooper) were student activists from Merritt College, were inspired by Ron Karenga and cite him frequently.

$250.00

1967 CORE National Convention, June 30 - July 4, 1967 - Oakland, California.  Black Power: \
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1967 CORE National Convention, June 30 - July 4, 1967 - Oakland, California. Black Power: "Blueprint for survival." Muhammad Ali in person at the Oakland Auditorium ... [handbill]

By [Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and Muhammad Ali]

Oakland: [CORE], 1967. Leaflet, 8.5x11 inches, printed on one side, text with a portrait of Muhammad Ali, very good condition. Also appearing at the rally: Floyd McKissick, Dick Gregory, Ron Karenga, James Farmer, Lerone Bennett, Rap Brown, James Bevel, LeRoi Jones, Dr. Kenneth Clark, John Killens, "California's Black Legislators," and two African Ambassadors - Rupiah Banda from Zambia and Chief Michael Lukumbuzya from Tanzania. Includes a list of workshops, which were held at McClymond's High School in West Oakland.

$150.00

Cleaver for President (pinback button)
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Cleaver for President (pinback button)

By [Cleaver, Eldridge]

n.p., 1968. 1.75 inch diameter pin with photo of Cleaver gazing from the left side of the button toward the right; tiny union bug on edge. Black Panther leader Eldridge Cleaver ran as the Peace and Freedom Party candidate.

$65.00

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