Feb 9, 2017

Black History Newspaper: The Black Panther

The Black Panther was a weekly newspaper published by the Black Panther Party from 1967-80. Art directed by Revolutionary Artist and Minister of Culture Emory Douglas, The Black Panther covers were a combination of Douglas’s own powerful illustration, collage, high-contrast photographs, and poster-like graphics. Bold and provocative, each cover was an incendiary call to action and a graphic work of art. Special notice must be paid to Douglas’s amazing facility to combine black plus one spot color on each cover to rich, diverse effect.

Here are 10 favorite covers of The Black Panther from the 1968-70. Many of these covers are courtesy of Babylon Falling and Emory Douglas Art, both great resources for The Black Panther covers, inside pages, posters, and graphics.

(Above): January 4, 1969

03-tumblr_mictobyfcl1qzhoqfo1_1280February 17, 1969

06-panther1January 17, 1970

08-bp-fascist-courts-copyFebruary 1, 1970

bp-pumpkin-copyOctober 31, 1970

09-tumblr_m4j70emcne1qap9gno1_1280December 21, 1968

screen-shot-2017-02-08-at-9-02-49-pmSeptember 20, 1969

12-bp-flames-copyJanuary 11, 1970

screen-shot-2017-02-08-at-5-37-41-amNovember 1969

c4de37ac7a0ce95abfefd8c9a41f32b0Fred Hampton, 1970

More Black History Magazines

Jet, 1950s

Jet, 1960s