Boston’s Post Office Square protest, 1970

Two figures wearing trench coats stand on a stage and look out at a large crowd.

Photograph by Spencer Grant.

On May 1, 1970, activists gathered in Boston’s Post Office Square to protest the trial of Black Panther national chairman Bobby Seale. The crowd was met with speeches by area captain Doug Miranda and Seale’s then wife Artie Seale. Around the same time, Dana Chandler created a large-scale portrait of Bobby Seale, which he would soon show in “Afro-American Artists.”