George Jackson Lives! Emory DOUGLAS.
George Jackson Lives!


George Jackson Lives!

Oakland, CA: Black Panther Party, 1971. Original offset-litho poster (43.3x27.9cm.).

Douglas's artwork depicts distorted prison bars behind a central figure wearing tattered clothing shackled by chains, his face filled by a photomontage featuring images of African American men and women. The text "George Jackson Lives!" appears above the image (George Jackson was shot dead in the prison yard at San Quentin on August 21, 1971), and a text along the lower edge reads: "Black Panther Party Central Headquarters 8501 East 14th Street Oakland, California 94621", with a small Black Panther logo below.

A damaged copy, with significant creasing, especially to central section, and attendant paper loss, reinforced with archival tape to verso. In addition, there are three old horizontal creases, and both lower corners show slight discolouration. Overall, a Fair copy. The newspaper variant of Douglas's image is reproduced in 'Black Panther: The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas', p.123.