Emory Douglas, The Black Panther newspaper, vol. 4, no. 5 (“Selected Works of the Black Panther Party”), 1970

The front cover of a newspaper featuring the silhouette of a leaping blue panther.

Published by the Black Panther Party. Two-color ink on newsprint. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Collection of Patrick and Nesta McQuaid and Akili Tommasino, gift of the Committee on Architecture and Design Funds. © Emory Douglas / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

A four-page newsletter at its inception in Oakland, California, in 1967, The Black Panther was the official newspaper of the Black Panther Party. Founded by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale, it was distributed in cities across the United States as well as internationally.