The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas

The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas

Black Liberation, Global Solidarity
October 2 — 27, 2023

Monday — Thursday, 10 am to 7 pm

Opening Reception and Book Signing
Thursday, October 5, 2023
5 pm to 7 pm
Book signing of Black Panther: The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas

Emory Douglas

The exhibition honors Emory Douglas’s lifelong commitment to resistance, self-determination, and Black liberation. As the Veteran Revolutionary Artist and Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party, his images in the Black Panther Newspaper were a clarion call to oppressed and colonized peoples worldwide. His designs have continued to spark resistance, self-determination, and Black liberation. All Power to the People. Ashe

Emory Douglas Biography

Emory Douglas was born May 24, 1943, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1951. Douglas attended City College of San Francisco where he majored in commercial art. He was the Revolutionary Artist and Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party from February 1967 until the early 1980’s. Douglas’s iconic art and design concepts were staples of the front and back pages of the Black Panther Newspaper, communicating the politics of the Black Panther Party and the concerns of the community in an easy-to-understand, immediate visual form. His art was meant to be an inspiring call to oppressed and colonized peoples. Douglas continues to produce political art that captures the power and urgency of global social justice.


Umoja Equity Institute, Umoja Learning Community, COM Fine Arts Gallery, Fine Arts Department, Arts and Humanities Department, Communication Department, COM Library

Photo Credit: Jos Wheeler, Auckland, New Zealand