NATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR A UNITED FRONT AGAINST FASCISM. Offset poster, printed in black on white stock. BLACK PANTHERS.

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NATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR A UNITED FRONT AGAINST FASCISM. Offset poster, printed in black on white stock.

63.5x47.5cm. Illustrated with a photograph of a beaten and bloodied black man being led away by two police officers with a crowd of people and reporters in the background. The caption below reads: "Community Control of Fascist Pig Police." The lower third prints a text noting that the conference is called by the Black Panther Party and the International Liberation School in Oakland, California, on the weekend of 18th-20th July (1969). The address for the Black Panther National Headquarters is listed as well as a brief text on fascism. "Fascism .. The Power of Finance Capital" is printed at bottom centre.

The first conference of the United Front Against Fascism, organised and led by the Black Panther Party, was established with the intention to unite the black liberation movement with white radicals in an alliance against racism, imperialism and capitalism. Contemporary CBS news footage show attendees being patted down before entering the conference, and brief shots of confiscated weapons and sharp objects. Around 4000 delegates attended from across the US, including members of the SDS and FSP (socialist-feminist party), and "hillbilly nationalists" the Young Patriots Organization (YPO), a Chicago-based group of poor, white, and revolutionary southern transplants who based their organisation on the Black Panthers but also symbolically adopted the Confederate flag. The most significant outcome to emerge from the conference was the establishment of between fifty and one hundred local "Committees to Combat Fascism", which were intended to bring police under local community control.

Closed tear (6cm.) to lower edge; tiny lower left corner loss; very faint age-toning. Overall, Very Good plus.

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