Serve The People!

New York: Committee to Defend the Panther 21, [1970]. First Edition. Photo-illustrated tabloid produced by the New York Committee to Defend the Panther 21, undated, but issued early 1970. Front wrapper prominently lists the Panther's Ten Point Platform, flanked on both sides by images of Bobby Seale. Contents contain brief sketches of 14 of the Panther 21, including Afeni Shakur, Joan Bird, Curtis Powell, Robert Collier, Lee Berry, Richard Moore, and Michael Tabor, et al., including the amount set for each person's bail. Comments regarding their treatment are included, followed by a lengthy chronological list of incidents involving the Panthers and police on a national level. Rear wrapper lists the notable aims and achievements by the Panthers through their various survival programs, under the banner "Feeding, clothing, protecting the community...". Scarce; OCLC notes 5 holdings (Yale, U.Kansas, U.Michigan, UVA, NYPL). Tabloid (44.5cm); illustrated wrappers, a variant offset printed in black on white stock, and measuring slightly talled than the issue on newsprint; 4pp; illus. Faint horizontal crease along upper margin, some mild handling, else a bright, Near Fine example.

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