February 2022 Catalogue

Rare Presentation/Association First Edition Of Huey Newton’s To Die For The People, 1972, Inscribed By Him To Civil Rights Leader Al Lowenstein 39. NEWTON, Huey P. To Die for the People. The Writings of Huey P. Newton. New York, 1972. Octavo, original black cloth, dust jacket. $9500. Click for more info First edition of a volume of Newton’s 35 key writings and speeches, with 16 pages of illustrations, in original dust jacket. An exceptional presentation/association copy inscribed to a fellow leader in “civil rights, anti-apartheid and human rights movements”: “To—Al Lowenstein All Power to the People—From—Huey.” In 1966 Newton and Bobby Seale sparked a national Black Panther Party with their Ten-Point Program [herein], calling “for Black self-determination, decent housing, education” and an end to police brutality (Joseph, 2089). When he was charged with killing a police officer, the Panthers initiated a “‘Free Huey’ movement that… galvanized Blacks, resulting in… a national Black Panther Party buoyed by the rallying cry ‘All Power to the People’” (ANB). Found guilty of manslaughter, he was released after an appeal in 1970. In addition to the founding Program, other works included are his Executive Mandates, along with writings on “Black Capitalism,” Vietnam, Angela Davis and much more. To Peniel Joseph, “To Die for the People represents one of the most important analyses of the politics of race, black radicalism, and democracy written during the civil rights-Black Power era.” Edited by Toni Morrison while at Random House. This very memorable presentation/association copy is inscribed by Newton to Al Lowenstein: “a relentless opponent of injustice in the U.S. and throughout the world. His passionate leadership played a crucial role in the civil rights, antiapartheid, anti-war and human rights movements of the 60s and 70s” (Yale Law School). He “counted among his friends and acquaintances many of the leading political figures of the postwar generation,” including Huey Newton (Washington Post). Book fine; mere trace of edgewear to bright about-fine dust jacket. “Laws should be made to serve the people. People should not be made to serve the laws.” February 2022 – 40 – Bauman Rare Books