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Painting 'The World House': Activist Art for Human Freedom: Meet Emory Douglas

Emory Douglas

Emory Douglas is a graphic artist who joined the Black Panther party in 1967 and served as the Minister of  Culture.  His powerful illustrations portrayed the oppressive conditions facing the African American community while also promoting community empowerment.  The imagery and hard-hitting slogans in his artwork became symbols of a movement and inspired many to act.

To learn more about Mr. Douglas' life and work, visit his website at Emory Douglas Art and read his biography and interviews below.

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