Witness! - Collection of Five Issues and One Insert. NEW LEFT, WHITE PANTHER PARTY.

Witness! - Collection of Five Issues and One Insert

San Francisco: Witness, 1976-1977. First Edition. Local community organ for the San Francisco branch of the White Panther Party, published under the banner "Community Law Enforcement, Not Police Terror - the Only Real Solution to the Crime Problem." Much of the content relating to the imprisonment of local leaders Tom Stevens and Terry Phillips, arrested shortly after the WPP local headquarters in the Haight Ashbury district was burned down by the police. The raid was later deemed illegal, though Stevens and Phillips were denied bail. Additional articles in the collection cover updates on the San Quentin Six, Fred Hampton, Hurricane Carter, and Native Amercian civil rights. Extremely uncommon in any substantial run, OCLC noting physical copies at U. Michigan (no. 4 only) and San Francisco Public Library as of March, 2020. Five tabloid volumes (ca. 44cm.); self-wrappers; illus. throughout, including photographs, text printed in triple columns. Publication sequence as follows: No. 1-4 (February - July, 1976); unnumbered (March, 1977); and unnumbered bifolium excerpt. All with previous mail folds, three issues postally used, some light soil and toning to textblock, else a Very Good collection of overall.

Price: $450.00

Go Back