The Black Panther Party’s Artist

When the Black Panther Party decided to start a weekly newspaper in the late 1960s, they selected Emory Douglas as their revolutionary graphic artist. Douglas was tasked with creating bold prints depicting the injustices affecting the black community in order to spread awareness. As the newspaper expanded, so did his artwork’s influence and the paper became the go-to source for information on social issues. In a short film produced by Dress Code, Douglas describes his early days with the Black Panthers and how he became the party’s Minister of Culture.