Video | The story behind the legendary Black Panther Party’s revolutionary newspaper, art

The Black Panther Party celebrated its 55th anniversary in October and ABC7 sat down with the members who put the newspapers together.

Emory Douglas’ bright, smile draws you in, and so does his art. Douglas is the former Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party.

“As a youngster, at my age, how could I build a Ministry of Culture?” said the 78-year-old.

Led by Douglas, the group of artists, Gayle “Assali” Dickson, Malik Edwards, Tarika Lewis and a few others, created and printed the Panther’s newspaper and the caption-filled art that went inside, and on the front and back pages. Together, they solidified a cultural movement. More…

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