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Black Panther, the revolutionary art of Emory Douglas

LSE Arts ‘Revolution Time’ public lecture

Emory Douglas, ex Minister of Culture for the Black Panther party, will speak about the history behind the art of the party, and take a look at some more recent works.

Emory Douglas was born May 24th, 1943 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Douglas attended City College of San Francisco where he majored in commercial art. He was politically involved as Revolutionary Artist and then Minister of Culture for the Black Panther party in Oakland, CA from February, 1967 until its discontinuance in the Early 1980’s. Douglas’s art was always seen on front pages of the Black Panther Newspaper and, reflecting the ideals and rhetoric of the Black Panther Party.

Offering a retrospective look at artwork created during in the Black Panther Party, Douglas’s work has recently been displayed at the 2008 Biennale of Sydney, the Museum of Modern Art in Los Angeles,Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Richmond Art Center, the Station Museum of Contemporary Art. And has appeared in June/July volume of Art in America, PRINT Magazine, and the American Institute of Public Arts.

Published In 2007, Black Panther: The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas provides a comprehensive collection of Douglas’s work.

Upcoming exhibits include the Arts & Culture Conference of the Black Panther Party October 17-18 in Atlanta, Ga and a major exhibit of past and present work at Urbis in Manchester, England October 30th – March 2009.


Emory Douglas | talks


Date and Time:

6 November 2008 at 6:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Hong Kong Theatre, London School of Economics &Political Science
Houghton St

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London School of Economics & Political Science
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