ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE! Graphics of the Black Panther Party USA opened on January 8 at the ArtRage Gallery in Syracuse, NY. The exhibition brings together movement posters and newspaper graphics from the 1960s and 70s. From the ArtRage website:
The exhibition highlights the artistry of Emory Douglas, and documents the Panthers’ involvement with a broad array of causes, including opposition to the Viet Nam War and solidarity with the United Farm Workers movement. With documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, All Power to the People! also illustrates efforts of the United States government to destroy the Panthers as part of wide-spread efforts to stifle oppositional political movements. The social programs of the Panthers and the powerful images of armed party members had a strong impact on the public consciousness of the time, and their efforts to combat the oppression of racism and poverty still resonate today.
Show runs until February 19.