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1971 Poster Of Bobby Seale Bound and Gagged Drawing By Floyd Sowell Signed By Artist

1971 Poster of Bobby Seale Bound and Gagged with a Martin Luther King Jr. quote.
Signed by the artist Floyd Sowell in pen
Art by Floyd Sowell and design by Dorothy E. Hayes

The artist Floyd Sowell, a late 1960's, early 1970's artist, illustrated books about Muhamad Ali, Martin Luther King Jr and other 1960's African American figures. Both Ali and Martin Luther King books were published around this time period, 1971

The Designer is the famed Dorothy E. Hayes......
"Born in Mobile, Alabama, Dorothy Hayes moved to New York City immediately after her 1957 graduation to pursue a career in graphic arts… She attended Cooper Union School of Art and the New York Institute of Advertising, and… exhibited and lectured widely in the ensuring decades. She is perhaps most noted for organizing the “Black Artist in Graphic Communication” exhibition, which was hailed by audiences throughout the U.S. and Canada.”
Mrs. Hayes is affiliated with The Studio Museum in Harlem. "The Studio Museum in Harlem is the nexus for artists of African descent locally, nationally and internationally and for work that has been inspired and influenced by black culture. It is a site for the dynamic exchange of ideas about art and society."

The poster is signed by Floyd Sowell in pen to the left of his signed in the plate name. Please see the images for details.

Size: 22 x 32 inches
Condition: Fine with some slight wrinkling to the paper. The Poster is scotched taped into a cardboard mat. Please see the images for the details.

The History of Bobby Seale and the trial of the Chicago 8 has been well documented but at the time it was a new and unspeakable atrocity. The judge refused to request the trial be postponed due to the fact that Bobby Seale's attorney was not present. Bobby Seale repeatedly stated he would not testify at the trial til he was represented by counsel but the judge would not be fare, he had Bobby Seale bound and gagged to a chair and had a person speak on Bobby Seale's behalf. This travesty of justice was a strong point in the Civil Rights Movement of late 1960's in the African American Community and Pro Civil Rights figures. This action of injustice was one of the downfalls of the Black Panther Party and these actions slowly chipped away at the structure of the movement.

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