Emory Douglas: Art for the People


Artist Emory Douglas recalls his early years in the Bay Area, leading us on the journey that resulted in his appointment as Minister of Culture and Revolutionary Artist of the Black Panther Party. Footage and photos from the rich archives of the African American Museum and Library at Oakland and the San Francisco Public Library further illustrate the local history shared by Douglas in this video.


Archival media courtesy of:

African American Museum and Library at Oakland, Oakland Public Library

Alan J. Canterbury

California Newsreel, Pacific Film Archive Film and Video Collection

Center for Sacramento History, KCRA TV and KOVR TV Film Collection

San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library

SFMTA Photo Archive, California Revealed

Stephen Shames



Contains a sample of Oct. 31st by Lilblackkids (Georgia Anne Muldrow & Keith Rice), courtesy of Epistrophik Peach Sound

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