Salon Series 23: Making The Black Panther, A Conversation
For this very special Archive Salon we welcome Bay Area legend, Emory Douglas, Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party from 1967 to the early 1980s. Douglas chronicled his community’s response to police brutality, racism, and economic injustice through his artwork for The Black Panther.
The Archive is honored to hold over 100 issues of the newspaper. We’ll show original prints of Douglas’s posters and covers while he describes his creative process, his experience with the Black Panthers, and how this work relates to today’s movement for social justice.
About the Salon Series
The Archive Salon Series is a monthly event featuring a member of the staff — or a guest expert — taking a deeper dive into specific collections or themes within the Archive. Salons feature a live overhead camera so our audience can experience the objects as they would in person. It’s a unique chance to discuss the work we love while showing the objects themselves. Salon video recordings are a benefit of Letterform Archive membership, but we’re making this video available free to the public.