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The New Black? Or is it?


…Seems like we not alone…Mr. Scratch & Sniff meet with Emory Douglas Minister of Culture for those community based volunteers ‘The Black Panthers’ a few months ago at the launch of Douglas’ graphic/film archive exhibition at Urbis, Manchester..

Fascinating insight by Douglas on the development of the organisation, that originally started off as a community based enterprise that assisted with education and distribution to children and families with offer of classes  and basic needs such as food and milk and much more due to nil services from authorities in the United States in the 1960’s.

Their ideas spread to become a source for worldwide inspiration for many people.. lots of lessons to be learned from a mutual cultural history that created so much.. Have a peek at an original documentary of The Black Panthers from 1968 (part 1 of  2)

Emory Douglas – Minister For Culture for  The Black Panthers at Urbis