Item #5302 George Jackson Tribunal

George Jackson Tribunal

Berkeley: George Jackson Tribunal, 1975. Item #5302

Offset. 16 1/2 x 21 1/4 in. Near-fine with horizontal crease from folding.

Poster advertising an event investigating the "significance of George Jackson’s life and the causes of his death." Notably, the event featured Willie Tate, one of the San Quentin Six accused of participating in an escape attempt and prison riot during which guards executed George Jackson. The poster is a stunning red, green, and white on blue with dramatic graphics of Jackson’s face and bleeding face-down corpse; the red at Jackson’s eye is perhaps an illusion to his famous and influential work, Blood in My Eye.