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RISD Auditorium, Canal Walk, Providence RI 02904

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January 2017

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January 2017

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An artist, educator and human rights activist, Emory Douglas served as the Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party from 1967-80. Best known for his political drawings and cartoons in the Black Panther Newspaper, he articulated the injustices experienced by African Americans living in the inner city, the growing militancy and organization among urban black youth in the face of police violence and the need for community-based social programs. As the 2017 MLK Keynote, Emory Douglas discusses the process, meaning and impact of his artwork then and now.

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2017 MLK Keynote Address: Emory Douglas

RISD Auditorium, Canal Walk, Providence RI 02904

An artist, educator and human rights activist, Emory Douglas served as the Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party from 1967-80. Best known for his political drawings and cartoons in the Black Panther Newspaper, he articulated the injustices experienced by African Americans living in the inner city, the growing militancy and organization among urban black youth in the face of police violence and the need for community-based social programs. As the 2017 MLK Keynote, Emory Douglas discusses the process, meaning and impact of his artwork then and now.