Revolutionary People’s Constitutional Convention Washington D.C. Nov. 1970.
Original badge featuring a design by Emory Douglas of a Black man wielding an assault rifle and hand grenade over a blue and white starburst background. 4.5cm. diameter.
The BPP-organised Revolutionary People’s Constitutional Convention was originally held in Philadelphia in September 1970 with the intention of drafting a new version of the US constitution. It was attended by representatives from the Black Power Movement, Asian American Movement, Chicano Movement, American Indian Movement, Anti-war movement, and the Women’s Liberation and Gay Liberation movements, but the attempt to reconvene and ratify the new constitution in Washington DC in November, as advertised on the badge, failed due to a combination of police interference and BPP disorganisation, despite an attendance of fifteen thousand.
Verso slightly rusted, o/w Near Fine. Scarce Emory ephemera.