Emory Douglas

“What an amazing creative way to magnify, and illuminate the courage of 30 Sheroes whose courage, leadership and character is symbolic of the many unsung Women Sheroes of past and present.”

  • Name: Emory Douglas
  • Born: May 24, 1943
  • From: Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Occupation: Graphic Artist
  • Works: We Are from 25 to 30 Million Strong. . . / Warning to America, The Black Panther, ‘All Power to the People’
  • Awards: AIGA Medal (2015), San Francisco’s Art Institute’s Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts (2019)
  • Fun Fact: He was a member of Black Panther Party from 1967 until it disbanded, was introduced to art from classes about basic print and graphic design, and worked as a layout artist and graphic designer for the Sun Reporter Publishing Company until 2005.

 While Emory Douglas was an active member during the time of the Black Panther Party, his art inspired other black-Americans to fight for their rights. After disbanding, he still expressed himself through the art he was taught, still inspiring people who look at his art. Even though he is retired, he still makes works of art representing issues relevant today.


To download the Handout:

  1. Click on the image
  2. Right-click and select Save Image As…
  3. Print
  4. Write a description on the line and decorate.
  5. Cut out and use for a selfie to share on our social media page.
  6. Download a card and envelope template and write about an idea this leader inspires.
  7. Check out more resources and ways to celebrate MLK can be found on these links as well as our official  Day of Service opportunity to volunteer.

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