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    Move On Over... First Poster With Black Panther Imagery.
    11" x 17"
    No place; circa 1966

    A large drawing of a black panther in between large black type reading, "Move On Over or We'll Move On Over You".

    This is the first use of the black panther imagery, and was not originally used for The Black Panthers, but for a voter registration drive in Lowndes County, Alabama. In 1965 approximately 80% of the population of Lowndes County was African-American. However, no blacks were registered to vote due to outrageous registration requirements. In response, Stokely Carmichael and other members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) traveled to Lowndes County to organize voter registration in black neighborhoods. The Lowndes County Freedom Organization (LCFO) was formed in January 1966, and the poster offered here was created to promote their cause. The group adopted the image of a black panther due to the idea that the animal was known to defend itself if attacked. One year later, the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense was founded in Oakland, and they too adopted the animal as their symbol.

    This is only the second example of this poster to be offered at auction. The first example sold at Swann Galleries in 2016 for $12,500.

    Condition: Multiple creases where poster was bent. There is light toning in places along with spots of soiling. The corners are slightly creased from bending, with pinholes at top. Else good.


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