Harriet Tubman’s personal pistol
Each of these lovely pencils is tipped with a water-activated seed capsule, so when you’ve used up the writing part, you can plant it in some soil and grow something delicious. Cutest ever!! From whodhavethought.com
The history of Africa was already old when Europe was born.
Dr. John Henrik Clarke (via specialnights)
yoooo! this is so true though. people are literally out here believing African/Black people didn’t exist before slavery. Um. We were already deep into civilization, technology, and trade before Europe was even conceptualized like???
Taken from “Black Panther: The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglass.”
1st image on top: Bobby Seal became the first defendant in a U.S. courtroom to be bound and gagged for demanding the right to self-representation.
On the cover of the paper is the quote: “An unarmed people are slaves or subjected to slavery at any given time.”
Left image on second top row: “When a mechanic wants to fix a broken down car engine he must have the necessary tool to do the job. When the people move for liberation they must have the basic tools of liberation: The gun. Only with the power of the gun can the Black masses halt the terror and brutality perpetuated against them by the armed racist power structure; and in one sense only by the power of the gun can the whole world be transformed into the earthly paradise dreamed of by the people from time immemorial.”
Right image on second row: Huey P. Newton’s metaphor of the panther as an animal that never attacks but defends itself to the death inspired people in the community to do the same. The quote reads:
"Now the pigs will say that I am a criminal and that I am very dangerous and should be shot on sight but that’s nothing but gangsters logic because all those people seen the pigs trying to murder me so the people know that I was defending my human rights to self-defense."
Left image on third top row: “We are advocates of the abolition of war … We do not want war; but war can only be abolished through war and in order to get rid of the gun it is necessary to take up the gun.”
Right image on the third row: “Under the circumstances, the gains of the revolution can be safeguarded against U.S. fascist aggression and the security of the people defended only when we reinforce our own defense power and are ready for action at all times.”
Bottom image: This image reinterprets Malcolm X’s famous quote that when attacked, black people had the right to defend themselves “by any means necessary.”