People who come out of prison can build up the country [graphic] : misfortune is a test of people's fidelity : those who protest at injustice are people of true merit! : when the prison doors are opened, the real dragon will fly out! (Ho Chi Minh) : free Bobby! : free all political prisoners
- Additional Titles:
- Free Bobby
- [United States] : [publisher not identified], [1970?]
- Physical Description:
- 1 print (poster) : black and white ; 58 x 45 cm
- Additional Creators:
- Hồ, Chí Minh, 1890-1969
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- Restrictions on Access:
- Unrestricted access.
- The poster depicts a drawing of Black Panther Bobby Seale breaking his handcuff chains above his head; below the image is the text.
- Other Forms:
- Also available online.
- Source of Acquisition:
- Gift of Jill Willoughby and Sara Willoughby-Herb, 2008.
- Administrative History:
- Bobby Seale, co-founder of the Black Panthers, was one of the original "Chicago Eight" defendants charged with conspiracy and inciting to riot, in the wake of the 1968 Democratic National Convention, in Chicago. The evidence against Seale was slim as Seale was a last-minute replacement for Eldridge Cleaver and had been in Chicago for only two days of the convention. Judge Julius Hoffman sentenced him to four years of imprisonment for contempt because of his outbursts, and eventually ordered Seale severed from the case, hence the "Chicago Seven." While serving his four-year sentence, Seale was put on trial again in 1970 in the New Haven Black Panther trials. Several officers of the Panther organization had murdered a fellow Panther, Alex Rackley, who had confessed under torture to being a police informant. The leader of the murder plan, George Sams, Jr., turned state's evidence and testified that he had been ordered to kill Rackley by Seale himself, who had visited New Haven only hours before the murder. The New Haven trials were accompanied by a large demonstration in New Haven on May Day, 1970, which coincided with the beginning of the American college Student Strike of 1970. The jury was unable to reach a verdict in Seale's trial, and the charges were eventually dropped. Seale was released from prison in 1972.
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