New York: The Committee to Defend the Panther 21, 1970. Tabloid format,  pp [including covers], printed on newsprint.
An informational publication on the history and aims of the Black Panther Party issued during the New Haven 21 trial. It includes an 8 point program on the cover, dealing with health, education, food, labor, housing, self-defense, and political organization and communication with other movement groups, concluding with the following statement. "The Black Panther Party regards itself as a socialist organization and believes that the means of production should be in the hands of the people. They declare that man can only live creatively when free from the oppression of capitalism." The interior prints a statement to Judge Murtaugh from the Panther 21, and other coverage of the trial.
This is one of at least two variants of the publication we've seen -one, one of which features a portrait of Bobby Seale, and one of which advertises the upcoming April 4th rally at Central Park to free the 21. This is the former, and the first example we've seen of this state.
Single horizontal fold line, with overall toning and some stress creases and short closed tears to extremities. Very good. Item #26496