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Garment label with brown, stitched lettering next to a green leaf with the initials "ecu" in the center. The labels were intended for pants designed by Eldridge Cleaver, an early influential member of the Black Panthers, who in 1975 was living in exile in France. The tight black velvet bell-bottoms with a suggestive piece sewn onto the crotch were known as "virility pants" or "Cleavers," but never actually reached the market.
An 11-page essay by Elridge Cleaver on the ideology of the Black Panther Party. The first page states "the following article introduces a new series of articles on the ideology of the Black Panther Party by our Minister of Information, Edridge Cleaver". It is not clear if a "Part 2" was every published. Also includes the 10-point October 1966 Black Panther Party "Platform and Program" statement. With cover art by Emory Douglas. Scarce.
Condition: Good-, toning and edgewear to covers with a few small chips; rusting at staples; oddly uneven.....