Poster[Black Panther], [Civil Rights] May Day Protest Poster from the Black Panthers New Haven Chapter, one of the most successful Black Panthers branches, featuring the music of Santana. "May 1 Rally, Music, People". Photocopied poster. New Haven, 1 May . Measures 16 1/4 x 11 inches. A poster for an event at the center of the New Haven May Day protests in 1970. The trial of Bobby Seale, Ericka Huggins and others was underway, and thousands of Panther supporters crowded into New Haven for a rally and concert. The poster promises appearances by Panther leaders Dave Hillard and Artie Seale (Bobby's wife) as well as author Jean Genet, rock band Santana, and more. May 1st, 1970 was an historic day in the city of New Haven, Connecticut. Following the 1969 arrest of nine Black Panther members, including leader Bobby Seale, for the murder of Alex Rackley, a large protest rally was planned for May 1st, May Day, 1970 at Yale and on the New Haven Green. Despite fears of violent clashes, as had occurred in cities and college campuses in recent months, the May Day rally in New Haven was largely peaceful. Horizontal fold, minor wear. Overall in very good condition. Many Black Panthers materials are on photocopied paper, as they it was the cheapest and most available means to spread information about rallies. No copies held in any library or institution per OCLC Worldcat.