Tribute to Emory Douglas (2008)

On an aesthetic level, what would it mean to juxtapose the imperialist American landscape tradition of the Hudson River School with propaganda art from the Black Power era? I looked at the work of Emory Douglass, Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party and the artist for their weekly publication. His work were effective tools in giving voice to a new sense of community power. For example, he established the “pig” into the American English lexicon as reference to the police.