Item #74430 BLACK POLITICS: A Journal of Liberation – Vol. 1, No. 3 (March 1968), Vol. 1, Nos. 4-5 (April 1968 / May 1968), Vol 1, Nos. 6-8 (Summer 1968), [and] Vol. 2, Nos. 13-14 (1969). Richard Assegai, Tom Sanders, Ed Turner.
BLACK POLITICS: A Journal of Liberation – Vol. 1, No. 3 (March 1968), Vol. 1, Nos. 4-5 (April 1968 / May 1968), Vol 1, Nos. 6-8 (Summer 1968), [and] Vol. 2, Nos. 13-14 (1969)

BLACK POLITICS: A Journal of Liberation – Vol. 1, No. 3 (March 1968), Vol. 1, Nos. 4-5 (April 1968 / May 1968), Vol 1, Nos. 6-8 (Summer 1968), [and] Vol. 2, Nos. 13-14 (1969)

Berkeley, California: Black Politics, 1968-1969. Wraps. Four issues of this independent African American journal, which was established “to provide a forum for vanguard theories and ideas that deal with currently crucial issues.” The editors further state they are part of the Black liberation movement, support the liberation struggles of the oppressed masses of the world, and oppose the Vietnam War.

Black Politics carries advertisements for black-owned businesses and articles on everything from the progress of the Civil Rights Movement to police brutality and the efforts of the Black Panthers, as well as how to select the best gun and teach oneself to shoot. Issue Nos. 4-5 is a special issue dedicated to Huey P. Newton, co-founder of the Black Panthers, who at the time was on trial for the death of a police officer. “He is innocent,” editor Richard Assegai writes. “The only crime that Brother Newton committed was being born in a Black racist society.”

While it claimed to be a monthly publication, the journal’s printing was sporadic and ultimately ended with Vol. 2, Nos. 13-14, which is included here. The verso of the front cover of this issue features a shooting target with the caption: “This is the standard police target. Note, brothers, that his skin is black and so is his jacket. How do you score on the gun range?”

Various pagination, from 42 to 88 pages, with occasional color leaves interspersed among the standard stock. All four issues are mimeographed and bound with staples. Some light toning; else very good or better. Very good. Item #74430

Price: $600.00

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