Black Panther Party Logo Flag (Blue) Square Pillow

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Black Panther Party Logo Flag (Blue) Square Pillow
Black Panther Party Logo Flag (Blue) Square Pillow
This soft pillow is an excellent addition that gives character to any space. It comes with a soft polyester insert that will retain its shape after many uses, and the pillow case can be easily machine washed. And it's completely cut, sewn and printed in the USA.

• 18”x18”
• machine washable cover
• concealed zipper
• printed on both sides
• pillow case cover: 80% polyester, 20% fleece
• pillow case insert: 100% polyester

The Black Panther Party, originally known as the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, was an African-American revolutionary leftist organization founded in Oakland, California, by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale in 1966. The Black Panther Party achieved national and international notoriety through its involvement in the Black Power movement and in U.S. politics of the 1960s and 70s. The organization initially claimed to be protecting the African American neighborhoods from police brutality, but the leaders soon claimed to be following Socialist and Maoist Communist doctrines. The party was active in the United States from 1966 until 1982. The flag that is most associated with Black Panthers was the African American Flag.

The second most popular flag featured the springing black panther, the party logo designed by Emory Douglas. Such flags were used by the Lumpen, a music band which publicly supported the party c1970, and also at the funeral of George Jackson in Oakland (shot to death by prison guards in San Quentin Prison during an escape attempt) in 1971. Over the years there have been many variants of the panther design, which was sometimes accompanied with the party name or other inscriptions [7]. Because of the use of black and white photography during the Black Panthers' heyday, many photos of the black panther flag appear to show white or gray backgrounds, although the flags frequently had light blue or yellow fields. The yellow was the same as used on the Gadsden Flag, which in the 1960's and 1970's was used by left-wing radicals, who were at the opposite end of the political spectrum from the Tea Party, its present users. The light blue used was the same as used on the Viet Cong flag although the shade seems to have varied considerably.

This blue field version was used at the funeral of George Jackson in Oakland in 1971, but it can also be seen in use during the 1960s. In several more contemporary pictures the background appears to be a more turquoise than blue.

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