The Black Panther Black Community News Service Volume III, #32 (Berkeley, CA: November 29, 1969).
Tabloid format newspaper, published weekly. 20pp. (incl. cover).
Artwork by Emory Douglas on the front cover depicts a Pig being stabbed in the neck, and on the back cover a Pig bludgeoning a hippie with ‘Peace’ banner.
Inside much coverage is given to the abuse meted out to Bobby Seale in prison after Judge Hoffman sentenced him to four years for 16 counts of contempt during the trial of the Chicago Eight, including an interview with him in which he describes his beatings and life inside ‘the hole’. The accompanying press release begins: “This is Bobby Seale, I’m a victim of American fascism sitting here in the San Francisco county prison.”
Other contents include a partial transcript from the Chicago Eight trial, illustrated with photographs of the defendants and a drawing of Seale “shackled in fascist courtroom”; news of the Panther 21 going on trial; “Huey’s Appeal Part 12”; a report on the BPP’s second Breakfast Program for School Children in San Francisco; a full-page ad. for LP records “Seize The Time” by Elaine Brown (item #24) and “Dig” by Eldridge Cleaver; and a full-page ad. for twelve “Revolutionary Season’s Greeting Cards” designed by Emory Douglas (see items #25-27).
Old central horizontal fold, o/w Very Good plus.