San Francisco/Baltimore/Los Angeles: 1967-1971. A collection of seven items produced between 1967 and 1971 from various new left and black liberationist groups, including the Black Panther Party and the Peace and Freedom Party.
Item #1: An advertisement for a May Day Demonstration demanding the freedom of the “Los Siete de la Raza”, seven latino youths on trial for allegedly killing a police officer in May of 1969. The handbill dates to April of either 1970 or 1971. San Francisco, 1970/1. Quarto, one page. Single page mimeographed handbill on white 8.5” x 11” copy paper. Very good- condition. Document has faint creases from folding (three horizontal, one vertical), slight foxing near right edge, and prominent uneven age-toning.
Item #2: A mimeographed copy of a typed-speech by Dave Dellinger delivered at Syracuse University on October 29th, 1969. Likely printed early 1970. The speech focuses on the trial of Black Panther Bobby Seale. Dellinger was a prominent anti-war activist who numbered among the “Chicago 7." [n.p.], 1970. Quarto, one page. Single page flyer on white 8.5” x 11” copy paper. Very good condition. Some offsetting to text.
Item #3: A small handbill issued by the Baltimore Chapter of the Black Panther Party in July of 1970. The text addresses official resistance to the BPP’s efforts to open a free medical clinic. Baltimore, 1970. Handbill (7.25” x 8.75”), one page. Good- condition. Document has several tears at corner, a vertical crease from folding, a taped horizontal tear along 2/3rds of midsection, and moderate uneven age-toning.
Item #4: A 1971 flyer for an anti-Vietnam War demonstration, organized by Washington, D.C.-based “Third World Task Force Against The War”. The headline calls for a mass march and rally on April 3, 1971. D.C., 1971. Quarto, one page. Single page flyer printed on white 8.5” x 11” copy paper. Very good condition.
Item #5: A first edition stapled pamphlet of Angela Davis’ opening defense in her 1971 trial. Frame Up was published by the National United Committee to Free Angela Davis in 1972. San Francisco, 1972. Slim 12mo., iii, 15 pages. Very good condition. Some slight wear along the stapled edge, and a faint small crease at the bottom left corner of the cover.
Item #6: A mimeographed black and white poster likely produced during the 1967 Newark protests and riots, depicting the iconic “Uncle Sam” figure next to to the headline: “Uncle Sam wants you n****r”, with sarcastic comments beneath (ie; “Support White Power - travel to Viet Nam, you might get a medal!”). Versions of this poster were commonly reproduced and adapted nationally throughout the late 1960s. N.p., 1967. Single page poster on white 8.5” x 11” copy paper. Good- condition. Printer’s identification number has been cut out, ink emendations appear in top right corner (two items ‘scribbled out’, the third “Probably 1967”), and a faint vertical crease near bottom right corner.
Item #7: Two broadsides printed by the California Peace and Freedom Party for the 1968 presidential campaign of Black Panther Eldridge Cleaver. Because Cleaver was not legally eligible for to become president (he would have been 34 on inauguration day in 1969, and was currently imprisoned), potential supporters were told to vote for the vice-presidential candidate, Peggy Terry. The first is a mimeographed handbill headlined “A Vote for Peggy Terry for Vice President is a Vote for Eldridge Cleaver.” The party logo, and the Black Panther Party logo, also appear. The second broadside features photos of Cleaver and Terry, and enumerates the party platform along with instructions for how to vote. Los Angeles, 1968. Quarto, two pages. Two mimeographed pages printed on two sheets of white 8.5” x 11” copy paper. In good+ condition. Both documents show moderate soiling and light wrinkling.
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