An original Black Panther Party door hanger promoting Bobby Seale’s campaign for Mayor of Oakland, with Elaine Brown running for Councilwoman.
Oakland, CA: April 1973. Printed on both sides in black on cream card stock, illustrated with small photos of both candidates. 28.2x10.2cm.
Designed to resemble an election ballot card, providing guidance on how to vote, and advising voters to “Take this with you to the polls”. Verso prints the main policies advocated by the People’s Plan (the Black Panther Party is not mentioned). In an attempt to change its image, the Black Panther Party devoted much of its resources into winning political power in the Oakland city government, but both candidates lost, and many members subsequently left.