New York: New York Committee to Defend the Panther 21, . First Edition. Informative document produced and circulated by the NY Committee to Defend the Panther 21, supplying background on the defendants' arrest, charges, bail, and indictments, including details about the pre-trial hearing, the use of wire-tapping, and D.A. Hogan. In April 1969, 21 members of the Black Panthers (including Afeni Shakur, mother of Tupac Shakur, and Lumumba his step-father) were arrested and charged with conspiracy. The DA alleged the group planned to blow up buildings throughout the city (including department stores and the New York Botanical Gardens) as well as target police officers. Though only 16 were eventually brought to trial, the group became known as the "Panther 21." Their trial lasted 8 months, the longest in NY history, and their acquittal in May of 1971 was an embarrassment to both the Manhattan DA's office and to the New York City Police Department. OCLC notes 5 holdings (Stanford, N.Illinois, Northwestern, Yale, U.Kansas). Quarto (35.5cm); two sheets of 8.5" x 14" white stock, with text and illustration offset printed in black; [i],3pp. Staple removed from upper left corner, replaced with a single piece of clear tape; light wear and handling to extremities, with a faint horizontal fold smoothed-out at center; Very Good+.