On display at UJC 10/1/16 – 10/1/17.
“We Have Nothing to Lose but Our Chains” celebrated the art of Emory Douglas, the Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party.
The exhibit, which opened with a reception on Thursday, May 19, 2016, put on display Douglas’s strong graphic work and commemorated the fiftieth anniversary of the Black Panther Party as advocates for positive social change.
The people filling the gallery that evening, many grey haired, some younger, eagerly listened to the 72 years young Douglas speak about his life work. Those present from the early days of the Black Panther movement were asked to stand to be acknowledged. In their review of the exhibition, The New York Times wrote that Douglas “remains a touchstone for many younger artists looking to marry their practice and their social consciousness.” Read the full article here.