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[HUTTON, Bobby (1950-1968)]. Bobby Hutton Murdered By Oakland Pigs Oakland, CA: Berkeley Graphic Arts, 1968.

17 1/2 x 23 in. poster (1/2 in. surface loss and staining to bottom text box, 3/4 in. paper rip to lower left corner, multiple pinholes to each corner). 

Advertises the march and memorial for Bobby Hutton, the first Black Panther recruit. When he was 17, Hutton joined the ambush of Oakland Police organized by Eldridge Cleaver two days after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. After a violent shoot-out, Hutton surrendered and was subsequently stripped and searched. When he stood up, the police opened fire on him shooting him 12 times. Although police would later claim that he attempted to run away, Cleaver and others refuted this vehemently. His memorial rally, advertised here, was attended by over 2,000 people in West Oakland on April 12, 1968. At the rally, several Black Panther and Black Liberation leaders including Bobby Seale and James Forman, actor Marlon Brando spoke to the crowds. 

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$938
02/18/2021

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