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Provided That This, Our Battle Cry, Reach Some Receptive Ear, That Another Hand Stretch Out To Take Up Weapons And That Other Men Come Forward To Intone Our Funeral Dirge With The Staccato Of Machine Guns And New Cries Of Battle And Victory.

Original poster (43 x 55.8 cm)., linedrawn illustration and text in black on thin white stock, offset lithography. N.p. [San Francisco/Oakland?], N.p. [Black Panther Party], N.d. [but circa 

Kathleen Cleaver wrote of this graphic that:

"Eldridge and I framed that poster and hung it above our living-room sofa in the centre of the wall. We believed Che's words were sealed in his blood once he was killed in Bolivia and took them as a continual inspiration for our own revolutionary commitment" (quoted in Sanchez & Durant, 2007, Black Panther: The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas, p. 57).

The quotation is extracted from Guevara's address in Havana to the Tricontinental Solidarity Organisation conveyed from the Bolivian jungle in Spring of '67. An evocative poster depicting a black urban guerrilla armed with a Kalashnikov rifle.   

Torn on left edge and a bit crinkled.

Stock Code: 220160