Emory Douglas, former Minister of Culture of the Black Panthers, is coming to Sussex to give a lecture on the importance of art in revolution and representation. The event will be chaired by Dr Alana Lentin, a sociology tutor at Sussex and joining her will be Billy X Jennings, Head of the Black Panther Alumni and Sukant Chandan, a member of the Black Panther Commemoration Committee.
The Black Panther Commemoration Committee in England consists of people from different political experiences and backgrounds who came together in the September 2008 united in the belief that the Black Panther Party for Self Defense was one of the most important experiences of oppressed people’s social, political and cultural struggle in the West.
Emory Douglas, is widely regarded as the person most responsible for conveying the politics of the Panthers into the mass consciousness of Black people in the USA. The meeting will be held 2 days after the announcement of the newly elected President of America is announced.