Michelle Dunn Marsh & Negarra A. KudumuAll Power: Visual Legacies Of The Black Panther Party
This book, All Power: Visual Legacies of the Black Panther Party, evolved from correspondence and conversation with a select list of contemporary black artists who answered the call and submitted work that was from their perspective related to the Party. They include emerging and internationally acclaimed practitioners from around the nation, women and men spanning thirty to seventy years of age.
At a time when the United States feels anything but, this book demonstrates art’s ability to cut through rhetoric, and communicate varying perspectives. The goal of this volume is not so much to add to the study of the Black Panther Party’s history—though it clearly highlights the persistence of its sophisticated visual communication—but to look to its present influence among a variety of significant cultural contributors, and to acknowledge what could still be achieved to the benefit of American society as outlined in their Ten Point program fifty years ago.
Works by Derrick Adams, Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes, Endia Beal, Yadesa Bojia, Howard Cash, Ayana V. Jackson, Kambui Olujimi, Paul Rucker, Lewis Watts, Carrie Mac Weems, Mickalene Thomas, Hank Willi Thomas, Robert Wade, and others.
Interview with hanl Thomas by Dr. Deborah Willis. Edited by Michelle Dunn marsh with Negarra A. Kudumu.
9x10 inches, 96 pages, hardcover, 30 black and white and color images.