Maker: Emory Douglas; Black Panther Party
Date Made: 1972
Place Made: United States: California
Measurements: 42 cm x 27.5 cm; 16 1/2 in x 11 in
Main Subject: United Farm Workers; Black Panther Party
Materials: paper (fiber product)
The Black Panther Intercommunal News Service 25¢ Vol. 111 No. 27 Copyright © 1972 by Huey P. Newton Saturday, September 23, 1972 Published Weekly The Black Panther Party Ministry of Information 8501 East 14th Street Oakland, California 94621 Boycott Lettuce See Article Inside Page 2 Also, See Supplement Oakland - A Base Of Operation Part IX Pages A, B, & C Survival Ticket Vote For Survival Bobby Seale For Mayor Of Oakland Elaine Brown For Councilwoman
Acquisition Number: 1994-110
The Black Panther Party (BPP) was very supportive of Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers' movement. The UFW boycott of grapes, lettuce, Gallo wine, Safeway markets, etc. was extensively promoted in The Black Panther, the BPP newspaper. The Panthers actively opposed Proposition 22 and helped publicize agricultural pesticide dangers for farm workers and consumers. In July 1973, the BPP launched a major boycott against six Oakland Safeway supermarkets. In addition to publishing many articles on the UFW and the boycott, The Black Panther frequently carried a UFW fundraising coupon to send support directly to the UFW. The BPP supported the Chicano movement in many ways, such as in funding the publication of the Chicano newspaper, Basta Ya! (See ID 2615), and in defending Chicano political prisoners, as Los Tres and Los Siete.
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