I was lucky enough to meet one of the founding members of The Black Panthers a couple of years ago at Urbis Manchester , Emory Douglas, the Minister of Culture from '67 to '80.He was responsible for the majority of the Panthers pamphlets and artwork. Quote below from a newspaper of the time
"" Douglas’s images served two purposes: first, illustrating conditions that made revolution seem necessary; and second, constructing a visual mythology of power for people who felt powerless and victimized. Most popular media represents middle to upper class people as "normal." Douglas was the Norman Rockwell of the ghetto, concentrating on the poor and oppressed"