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[Drop title] Wanted by the FBI: Interstate Flight - Assault with Intent to Commit Murder / Leroy Eldridge Cleaver [Flyer No. 447]

By [AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY & LITERATURE] FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION

Washington DC: Federal Bureau of Investigation, December 13, 1968. First Edition. Issued on December 13, 1968, and signed in facsimile by J. Edgar Hoover, three days after a Federal warrant was issued in San Francisco, "charging Cleaver with unlawful interstate flight to avoid confinement." Additionally, "CLEAVER ALLEGEDLY HAS ENGAGED POLICE OFFICERS IN GUN BATTLE IN THE PAST. CONSIDER ARMED AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS." This alleged "gun battle" took place in Oakland in April, 1968, during which two officers were wounded and seventeen-year-old Panther member Bobby Hutton was killed. Cleaver, who was also wounded during the fight, fled to Cuba and later Algeria, where he founded an overseas Black Panther office. Among Cleaver's physical attributes noted on this flyer are "Numerous pock scars on back" and a small gold earing in his left ear lobe. Adorned with four photographs, two taken in 1966, as well as Cleaver's 1968 mugshots. OCLC locates two separately catalogued copies as of April, 2019, at Yale and Mississippi. Photo-illustrated broadsheet wanted flyer (40.5x26.5cm.); previous mail folds as issued, postally used on verso, addressed to the Superintendent of the Preston School of industry at Ione, California; a Very Good, fresh example.

$750.00

Capitalism Plus Dope Equals Genocide

By TABOR, Michael "Cetewayo"

N.p.: Black Panther Party, [n.d. but ca.1970]. First Edition. Paperback. An early critique on the relationship between drugs and the Black community by Tabor, a Harlem-born member of the Black Panther Party and one of the New York 21. The tract was important for its role in stimulating discussion on the role of drugs in marginalized communities, and an important influence in the development of the anti-drug stance taken by other radical groups. Indeed, among the Party's many national social programs included efforts to combat drug addiction, often led by former addicts who worked with the Party. "Dope, they argued, was part of the oppressor's plan to "ensure our enslavement"...Improving the health status of blacks thus went hand in hand with improving their political, economic, and social status. In the Party's view, black political activism and black public health activism were interwoven" (Bloom, Joshua and Waldo E. Martin. Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party, p.188-189). Reprinted in several different forms, this version is preceded only by the shorter, 4-page version published by the Committee to Defend the Panther 21, titled The Plague: Capitalism + Dope = Genocide. Quarto (28cm); black and white photo-illustrated wrappers, stapled; 11, [5]pp; illus. 25 cent price in ink on front wrapper (as issued); Mild dustiness and a few faint stains to wrappers and terminal leaf, rear wrapper foxed with a few abrasions; Very Good+.

$500.00

This Is The Black World. Vol 1, no. 2 (Nov 1970). [Alternate Title: The Black World]
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This Is The Black World. Vol 1, no. 2 (Nov 1970). [Alternate Title: The Black World]

By [PAN-AFRICAN UNION]

[Pacoima, CA: Pan African Union, 1970]. First Edition. Ephemera. Organ of the Pan-African Union, a revolutionary Black Nationalist group in Southern California associated with Mamadou Lumumba (aka Kenneth Freeman) and Shango Umoja, both exiles from Guyana who became active in the American Black Power movement. Much pan-Africanist content, including a lengthy appeal to support the Guyanese PanAfrican Secretariat. Publication appears to have ceased with issue no.5 (1971). DANKY 5838. Tabloid. On newsprint; 16pp; illus. Horizontal newsstand fold; slight age-toning to paper; Very Good.

$125.00

Berkeley Tribe - Vol.2, No.6 (February 13-20, 1970)
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Berkeley Tribe - Vol.2, No.6 (February 13-20, 1970)

By [NEW LEFT] BROWN, Elaine (contributor)

Berkeley: Red Mountain Tribe, 1970. First Edition. Paperback. Contents include coverage of the Chicago Conspiracy trial, criticism of the Berkeley police department, Sheila Wells discussing Eldridge Cleaver's position on "pussy power," Bobby Seale on the jailing of Huey Newton, local and international news, and a pictorial Panther centerfold, featuring the full text of Elaine Brown's lyrics to three songs: "One Time," "The Meeting," and "Seize the Time." Front wrapper features the much-used image of three Black Panthers in uniform. Tabloid (43.5cm); photo-illustrated newsprint wrappers; 32pp; illus. Faint horizontal fold smoothed out at center, light toning and dustiness to wrapper extremities, else Near Fine, without postal markings.

$50.00

The Movement - Vol.4, No.3 (April, 1968)
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The Movement - Vol.4, No.3 (April, 1968)

By [AFRICAN AMERICANA] [CIVIL RIGHTS]

San Francisco: The Movement Press, 1968. First Edition. Paperback. Well-preserved issue of this SNCC and SDS-affiliated newspaper. Contents include articles on the arrest of H. Rap Brown and the charges laid on him in Louisiana and Virginia, a statement by Bobby Seale, portions of an interview with Huey Newton, coverage of the Oakland 7 trial, draft week, "How the Man Breaks a Strike," and a centerfold spread titled "Cuba and the American Movement." Front wrapper features large portraits of H. Rap Brown and Bobby Seale taken at Huey Newton's birthday party. Tabloid (44.5cm); photo-illustrated newsprint wrappers; 12pp; illus. Faint horizontal fold smoothed out at center, light wear and toning to extremities, with original recipient's address printed at lower right corner of front wrapper; Very Good+.

$75.00

The Guardian: Independent Radical Weekly - Vol.21, No.44 (August 16, 1969)
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The Guardian: Independent Radical Weekly - Vol.21, No.44 (August 16, 1969)

By [NEW LEFT] [SMITH, Jack A.] (editor)

New York: Weekly Guardian Associates, Inc, 1969. First Edition. Paperback. Contents include coverage of a New York anti-war demonstration, Panther criticism of the SDS, a Panther office destroyed by Chicago police, the anatomy of a strike, a column by Julius Lester, and coverage of world events. Tabloid (41.5cm); photo-illustrated newsprint wrappers; 16pp; illus. Mild toning to wrapper extremities, else Fine and unfolded, without postal markings.

$50.00

The Guardian: Independent Radical Weekly - Vol.21, No.10 (December 7, 1968)
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The Guardian: Independent Radical Weekly - Vol.21, No.10 (December 7, 1968)

By [NEW LEFT] [SMITH, Jack A.] (editor)

New York: Weekly Guardian Associates, Inc, 1968. First Edition. Paperback. Contents include articles on Eldridge Cleaver's disappearance in California, the Harlem 6 retrial, new tactics for student movements, San Francisco State strikers, the nationwide harassment of underground newspapers by law enforecement, and a special section on the publication history of The Guardian. Large photographic portrait of Eldridge Cleaver on front wrapper. Tabloid (41.5cm); photo-illustrated newsprint wrappers; 24pp; illus. Mild wear and toning to extremities, else a Near Fine, unfolded example, without postal markings.

$50.00

San Francisco Express Times - Vol.1, No.45 (November 27, 1968)
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San Francisco Express Times - Vol.1, No.45 (November 27, 1968)

By [UNDERGROUND NEWSPAPERS]

San Francisco: The Trystero Company, 1968. First Edition. Paperback. Contents include articles on Eldridge Cleaver, the Panther "robbery" case, anti-hippie law, and local news, with poetry by Charlie Bordin, and a lengthy review of Richard Brautigan's In Watermelon Sugar. Front wrapper features a large-scale photograph of Eldridge Cleaver. Tabloid (41cm); photo-illustrated newsprint wrappers; 16pp; illus. Old fold smoothed out at center, mild toning and dustiness to wrapper extremities, else Near Fine, without postal markings.

$75.00

Good Times - Vol.II, No.18 (May 7, 1969)
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Good Times - Vol.II, No.18 (May 7, 1969)

By [UNDERGROUND NEWSPAPERS]

San Francisco, 1969. First Edition. Paperback. Contents include contributions by Paul Glusman, Huntley Barad, Marjorie Heins, Gilbert Johnson, and others, with photos of a Panther rally, and full-page cover featuring Kathleen Cleaver. Tabloid (photo-illustrated newsprint wrappers; 16pp; illus. Old fold smoothed out at center, mild toning and dustiness to wrapper extremities, else Near Fine, without postal markings.

$75.00

Berkeley Barb - Vol.8, No.26 (June 27-July 3, 1969)
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Berkeley Barb - Vol.8, No.26 (June 27-July 3, 1969)

By [UNDERGROUND NEWSPAPERS] CLEAVER, Eldridge (contributor)

Berkeley: Max Scherr, 1969. First Edition. Paperback. Contents include the full text of Eldridge Cleaver's message sent from exile ("Play for Keeps: Revolution No Game," "Revolution and Education"), articles on the Panthers, Los Siete, and local news. Front cover features a nearly full-page photo of Eldridge Cleaver. Tabloid (44.5cm); photo-illustrated newsprint wrappers; 24pp; illus. Mild toning and dustiness to wrappers, some scattered foxing to rear wrapper, else a Near Fine, unfolded example, without postal markings.

$75.00

Berkeley Tribe - Vol.3, No.5 (August 7-14, 1970)
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Berkeley Tribe - Vol.3, No.5 (August 7-14, 1970)

By NEWTON, Huey P. (cover)

Berkeley: The Red Mountain Tribe, 1970. First Edition. Paperback. Contents include coverage of Huey Newton being freed, the incarceration of White Panther Pun Plamondon, articles on the Youth Coalition for Self-Defense, Soledad Brothers, Los Siete de la Raza, etc. Photographic centerfold of two hitch-hiking hippies, with front cover featuring Huey Newton. Tabloid (41.5cm); photo-illustrated newsprint wrappers; 24pp; illus. Mild toning and dustiness to wrappers, faint cup ring to front wrapper, with original owners address printed to upper margin of same; unfolded; Very Good+.

$60.00

Position of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense on the Seventh Congressional District Election and the Candidacy of John George in the Democratic Primary
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Position of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense on the Seventh Congressional District Election and the Candidacy of John George in the Democratic Primary

By [AFRICAN AMERICANS] [BLACK PANTHER PARTY] CLEAVER, Kathleen

Oakland: Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, 1968. First Edition. Paperback. Early printed statement by the Black Panther Party, published seven months after their Ten Point Platform appeared in the second issue of The Black Panther. Presented at the Alameda County Peace & Freedom Party Meeting in Berkeley (Jan.31, 1968), Position is a scathing indictment of both the Democratic Party, the "black bourgeoisie," and others who would "move to exploit the struggle of the black masses for the advantage of the power structure" (p.3). Cleaver goes on to discuss the concept of black leadership, praising the strength and vision of Huey Newton, and offering the Peace & Freedom Party the opportunity to "combine concept with candidate in running Huey P. Newton for Congress" (p.4). OCLC notes 8 holdings (UC Davis, UC Riverside, Emory, Michigan State, Texas A&M, Yale, Temple, BL). Bifoilum (21.5cm); single sheet of 8.5" x 11" white stock, offset printed in black and folded vertically to create a 4pp pamphlet; BPP logo with Emery Branch P.O. Box printed at lower margin of p.4. Fine.

$300.00

Poster: The Black Panther Party Calls for the Plenary Session of the People's Revolutionary Constitutional Convention, Sept.5-7 9 A.M.
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Poster: The Black Panther Party Calls for the Plenary Session of the People's Revolutionary Constitutional Convention, Sept.5-7 9 A.M.

By [AFRICAN AMERICANS] [BLACK PANTHER PARTY]

[Oakland: Black Panther Party, Ministry of Information, 1970]. Poster issued in advance of the plenary session of the People's Revolutionary Constitutional Convention (PRCC), held September 5-7, 1970. The Black Panther Party, along with a coalition of radical and New Left groups, planned for the weekend events to act as the first stage of the PRCC, to be held in Washington, D.C. in November. Held at Temple University in Philadelphia, the birthplace of the Constitution, "the plenary session was slated to be a huge event, a profound statement to the American people concerning the need to reconceive and rewrite the US Constitution in a manner that would speak directly and truly to creating a more humane and just society" (Dixon, Aaron Floyd. My People are Rising: Memoir of a Black Panther Party Captain, p.199). Somewhere between 6,000-15,000 individuals were in attendance, including representatives from the Yippie's, Black Power, Chicano, anti-war, women's and gay liberation movements. A powerful and visually striking poster, with bold text superimposed over the large centered photographic image of the double-lynching of Thomas Shipp and Abram Smith in Marion, Indiana (August 7, 1930). Rare, with no copies found in OCLC or in the auction record; we note a single example held in Oakland's African American Museum & Library. Original photographic poster, offset printed in black on beige pulp paper, measuring 57.5cm x 84cm (22.75" x 33"). Two old folds, mild toning to extremities, with two faint corner creases and two short, closed tears to right margin; unbacked; Near Fine / A.

$3500.00

Poster: "The racist dog policemen must withdraw immediately from our communities, cease their wanton murder and brutality and torture of black people, or face the wrath of the armed people."

By [AFRICAN AMERICANS] [BLACK PANTHER PARTY] [NEWTON, Huey P.]

Emeryville, CA: Black Panther Party for Self Defence, [1968]. Attractive copy of one of the most iconic posters produced by the Black Panther Party, depicting a striking portrait of Defense Minister Huey P. Newton. Newton was among the most highly-publicized personalities by the Panthers, with photographs and artistic renderings of him used to brand the Party on everything from buttons, posters, newspapers, and greeting cards. His depiction here is one asserting revolutionary power and authority, seated in a fan-backed wicker chair, holding a bolt-action rifle in one hand and a spear in the other. OCLC notes 2 holdings (Yale, U.Virginia). Original photographic poster, offset printed in black on matte white poster stock, measuring 58.5cm x 88.5cm (23" x 35"). Light wear to extremities, a few faint damp marks along right margin, with several tiny edge tears; verso a bit dusty, with a half-dozen spots of tape residue from previous use; unbacked; Very Good+ / B.

$7500.00

The Black Panther: Black Community News Service - Vol.IV, No.17 (March 28, 1970)
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The Black Panther: Black Community News Service - Vol.IV, No.17 (March 28, 1970)

By DOUGLAS, Judi, Jean Genet, and Afeni Shakur (contributors); DOUGLAS, Emory (artwork)

San Francisco: Black Panther Party, 1970. First Edition. Paperback. Contents include contributions by John E. Moore, Dan Campbell, Brenda Hyson, Gary Brooks, Afeni Shakur, Jean Genet, and Sid Watson, with an illustrated centerfold article by Judi Douglas. Centerfold and rear wrapper designed by Emory Douglas. Tabloid (44.5cm); photo-illustrated newsprint wrappers; 20pp; illus. Mild wear and dustiness to wrapper extremities, else Near Fine.

$150.00

The Black Panther: Black Community News Service - Vol.IV, No.18 (April 11, 1970)
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The Black Panther: Black Community News Service - Vol.IV, No.18 (April 11, 1970)

By DOUGLAS, Judi, George Edwards, and Michael Hill, et al. (contributors); DOUGLAS, Emory (cover art)

San Francisco: Black Panther Party, 1970. First Edition. Paperback. Contents include articles by Judi Douglas ("Four Pigs Were Offed This Week...A Victory For The People"), George Edwards, Michael Hill and others; features on police brutality, the NY 21, the imprisonment of Bobby Seale, self-defense, and a lengthy centerfold interview of Eldridge Cleaver (from Algiers) by John McGrath. Covers designed by Emory Douglas. Tabloid (44cm); photo-illustrated wrappers; 20pp; illus. Light wear and dustiness to wrapper extremities, else a bright, Near Fine copy.

$150.00

Political Affairs: Theoretical Journal of the Communist Party, U.S.A., Vol. XLVIII, no. 11, November, 1969 [Journal of Marxist Thought & Analysis]
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Political Affairs: Theoretical Journal of the Communist Party, U.S.A., Vol. XLVIII, no. 11, November, 1969 [Journal of Marxist Thought & Analysis]

By GANNETT, Betty, ed

New York: Political Affairs Publishers, 1969. First Edition. Paperback. Octavo (21cm.); publisher's blue decorative staplebound wrappers; 64pp. Bottom inch of spine split, additional wear and minor toning. Good or better overall. Contents include William L. Patterson on the Black Panther Party; a "Marxist-Christian Dialogue" between the Rev. Peter J. Riga and Herbert Aptheker; and a commemoration of the late Ho Chi Minh.

$15.00

The Black Panther: Black Community News Service - Vol.IV, No.6 (January 10, 1970)
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The Black Panther: Black Community News Service - Vol.IV, No.6 (January 10, 1970)

By BROWN, Elaine, Bobby Seale, and Huey Newton (contributors); DOUGLAS, Emory (cover art)

San Francisco: Black Panther Party, 1970. First Edition. Paperback. Contents include contributions by Geronimo, David Hilliard, Sonny Miller, Verna Hampton, Bobby Seale, and Huey Newton, et al. Rear wrapper features full-page artwork by Emory Douglas, surrounding a poem by Elaine Brown. Tabloid (45cm); photo-illustrated newsprint wrappers; 20pp; illus. Mild toning to extremities, two tiny stains to upper spine-fold, else very Near Fine.

$150.00

The Black Panther: Black Community News Service - Vol.4, No.3 (July 25, 1970)
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The Black Panther: Black Community News Service - Vol.4, No.3 (July 25, 1970)

By SEALE, Bobby and Bennie Harris (contributors); DOUGLAS, Emory (cover art)

San Francisco: Black Panther Party, 1970. First Edition. Paperback. Contents feature articles on racism and police brutality, the Soledad Brothers, the trial of Los Siete de la Raza, an appeal from Bobby Seale, and an exposé of police interrogation methods by Bennie Harris (San Francisco branch BPP). Front cover and centerfold spread dedicated to the plight of BPP member and political prisoner Lonnie McLucas. Rear cover features full page artwork by Emory Douglas. Tabloid (44.5cm); photo-illustrated newsprint wrappers; 20pp; illus. Light wear and dustiness to wrapper extremities, with faint horizontal fold smoothed-out at center; Very Good+ or better.

$150.00

The Black Panther: Black Community News Service - Vol.V, No.7 (August 15, 1970)
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The Black Panther: Black Community News Service - Vol.V, No.7 (August 15, 1970)

By ROBINSON, Candi, Joan Kelley, and Johnny Viera, et al. (contributors); DOUGLAS, Emory (cover art)

San Francisco: Black Panther Party, 1970. First Edition. Paperback. Contents heavily feature the exploits and revolutionary example of Jonathan Jackson, James McClain, William Christmas, and Ruchell McGee, and their attempt to negotiate the freedom of the Soledad Brothers through the kidnapping of Superior Court Judge Harold Haley. Articles on racism and prison, police brutality, the kidnapping of NCCF members in New Bedford, and a large centerfold section dedicated to letters to Huey Newton, and numerous photographs of Newton interacting with people, particularly children and Black youth. Rear cover designed by Emory Douglas. Tabloid (44.5cm); photo-illustrated newsprint wrappers; 28pp; illus. Light wear, dustiness, and thumb-soil to wrapper extremities, with two small stains to lower margin of front wrapper; Very Good+.

$150.00

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