Vic Grayson Speaks for the Black Panthers

[Bowling Green, OH: Cultural Boost, S.B.O.], [1972]. An 8 ½” x 11” flyer mimeographed on yellow stock. Tiny stain at ‘n’ in Panthers, else a Fine and fresh copy. No record for this flyer by title in WorldCat.

A flyer advertising a speech given by Toledo Black Panther, Vic Grayson, at Bowling Green University on Feb. 29, 1972. A contemporary newspaper account from the March 2 issue of “BG News” recounts Grayson’s talk in front of approximately 30 people on the importance of the Black Panthers’ community outreach efforts, specifically its clothing and food distribution in Toledo. Grayson helped establish the Black Berets in Ann Arbor in 1969 and was one of the “Detroit 16.” Whereas most of the Black Panther historiography focuses on a handful of prominent Panthers in a few major urban areas, this flyer represents the significant community organizing being done in midwestern cities like Toledo by tireless Panther members such as Grayson. Item #06472

Price: $50.00

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