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George 8x Stewart Poster 1971 Civil Rights Artist Washington DC Black Panther

George 8x Stewart an African American Muslim artist who spent the majority of his time in Washington DC. He was arrested and placed in prison for  drugs, his addiction forced him to spend many years of his life incarcerated and not treated, a all too common practice of the United States! 

After his release he devoted his attentions to drawing, which he learned he had a natural talent for while in prison, very fortunate he did see his potential and self worth, his art of realism and protest subject has made a body of work that is impressive and inspirational as well as a piece of American History. 
His subject was mostly protest figures and role models for the time as well as himself, his art is a reflection of the times and of a journey many African Americans took as times were changing but not always for the better. Oppression and persecution of many young men and women was a horror that many people dont want to remember. 

In this next group of postings, I have had a great opportunity to work with my client who recently acquired, preserved is a better adjective given the subject matter, posts of George 8x Stewart. I will be posting in a block the posters available by this amazing and culturally important artist of the late 60s-early 70's DC Political Climate.

Title: They Need Our Help Now! 
Signed in paste lower right in plate. Printed on heavy paper 
Dated on lower left 1971 with reply address of E. B. Wash Art Gallery 3220 Georgia Ave. NW Washington DC 20010

The Black Panthers, headed by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale, started in Oakland California as group to protect the rights and lives of the Black areas that were hunted by police and the tactics of a racist regime political structure. One of the main focuses was the youth and the support and help that they needed to give them a "chance".
Many young children were coming from poor single family homes with almost no support for education and basics like food, the Black Panther party must be remembered for their support of the youth which they supplied transporting children to school and free breakfast and lunch programs for children. 

This great Black Panther subject of supporting and helping the youth is a integral part of the message of the Black Panther Party. 

Size: 22 1/2 x 17 1/4 inches
Condition: very fine, almost perfect condition with very clean edges and no damage to the image. 

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