[Item #63106] Poster: Bobby Hutton - MURDERED By Oakland Pigs. Memorial Friday, April 12, 1968, 1:30 p.m. AFRICAN AMERICANA, BLACK PANTHER PARTY, BOBBY HUTTON.

Poster: Bobby Hutton - MURDERED By Oakland Pigs. Memorial Friday, April 12, 1968, 1:30 p.m.

[Berkeley, CA]: Berkeley Graphic Arts, 1968. First Edition. Original photographic poster, offset printed in black on white stock, measuring 44.5cm x 57.75cm (17.5" x 22.75"). Moderate wear, handling, and creasing; light toning, soil, and some scattered foxing; several tiny tears, pin holes, and a few small punctures (with one immediately to the right of Hutton's neck); unbacked; Very Good.

Poster announcing the memorial service for Robert James Hutton (1950-1968), which took place six days after his murder at the hands of Oakland police. Known affectionately as "Lil Bobby," Hutton joined the Black Panther Party at the age of 16, becoming both its first recruit and treasurer of the organization. Hutton was one of 12 Panthers who accompanied Eldridge Cleaver during a confrontation with Oakland police on April 6, 1968. The confrontation resulted in a shoot-out between the Panthers and the police at a house in West Oakland, during which two police officers were seriously wounded. Both Hutton and Cleaver gave themselves up, and during the process of disrobing to prove he was unarmed, the police shot Hutton 12 times as he was surrendering. He was the first member of the Black Panther Party to be killed, immediately becoming a martyr for the Black Power movement. A sobering artifact, and one that has undoubtedly seen use. OCLC notes a single holding at Yale.

Price: $1,500.00

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