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Original 1971 Berkeley, Political Prisoners Poster. "You Can't Convert A Man Because You Have Silenced Him" Justice Equality, Print Mint.
The poster is in very good, used, vintage condition.
Maker: George Pennewell; The Print Mint
Date Made: 1971
Place Made: United States: California, San Francisco
Measurements: 76 cm x 50.5 cm; 29 15/16 in x 19 7/8 in
Main Subject: African Americans; Political Prisoners; Viet Nam War Era
A bold graphic of a prisoner with an Afro shackled to a chair and gagged with an American flag. Quote is based on the classic declaration by John Morley, "You have not converted a man, because you have silenced him."
Poster Historical Subject Description:
Bobby Seale is an African American activist who co-founded the Black Panther Party (BPP) with Huey P. Newton in 1966. He underwent extensive FBI surveillance as part of its Counter Intelligence Program, known as COINTELPRO. Seale was one of the original “Chicago Eight” defendants charged with conspiracy and inciting to riot, in the wake of the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. During the trial, one of Seale's many outbursts led Judge Julius Kaufman to have him bound and gagged, which is the subject of this poster. Although the evidence against him was slim, Seale was sentenced to four years in prison for contempt because of his outbursts and was eventually tried separately–and the “Chicago Eight” become the “Chicago Seven.” The jury was unable to reach a verdict in Seale's trial, the charges were eventually dropped and he was released from prison in 1972. Seale underwent extensive FBI surveillance as part of its Counter Intelligence Program, known as COINTELPRO.
This is a piece of history that remains relevant today. Black lives matter, Black History Month, Political History, Civil Rights, etc..
Poster will come rolled up in safe shipping container. If buyer prefers poster shipped in a frame as pictured, shipping will not be free and buyer will pay the difference in shipping price.
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