The Black Panther: Black Community News Service. Vol. II, No. 23. Monday, February 17, 1969.
San Francisco: Ministry of Information, 1969. 44.5 x 29 cm. 24 pp. Tabloid format newspaper printed in purple and black to front, center and back pages. Short tear to lower edge of first leaf and two subsequent leaves; center fold. Very Good.
Birthday issue for Huey Newton, with art by Emory Douglas on last page. Includes four pages of images of and quotations by Newton, as well as a two page spread on him and details about a fundraising rally held on Feb. 16. Additional articles include the last statement of John Huggins, who, with Alprentice "Bunchy" Carter, had recently been murdered in a COINTELPRO-provoked shootout with US members; a long piece on "The True Culture of Africa and Africans"; several articles about violence against Panthers and frameups; and short pieces on international revolutionary struggles.