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Guide to the Jonathan Eubanks Photograph Collection
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Description
The Jonathan Eubanks Photograph Collection includes seven photographs of Black Panther Party members at a “Free Huey” rally held in 1969, including portraits of prominent party members Stokely Carmichael, Eldridge and Kathleen Cleaver, and Bobby Seale. Also included is a portrait of Marcella Ford taken in the 1990s.
Background
Jonathan Eubanks (1927- ) is a documentary and portrait photographer from Oakland, California recognized for his work with the Black Panther Party. He followed the party and their leaders, documenting their lives and activities, including rallies to free the party leader Huey Newton after his arrest for allegedly killing an Oakland police officer. Eubanks’ has had a distinguished career as a photojournalist and documentary and portrait photographer and his work has been published in various books, including studies of traditional arts and folk life in Oakland, California.
Extent
.25 linear feet (1 box)
Restrictions
Permission to publish from the Jonathan Eubanks Photograph Collection must be obtained from the African American Museum & Library at Oakland.
Availability
No access restrictions. Collection is open to the public.