In January, Emory Douglas meets Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale at a planning meeting for an event with Betty Shabazz, Malcolm X’s widow. There he asks them how he can join the Black Panther Party.
Emory Douglas visits Huey P. Newton, Bobby Seale, and Eldridge Cleaver at the Black House, where Cleaver lives. Seale is working on the first issue of The Black Panther Community News Service, and Douglas offers his help to improve it.
Emory Douglas serves as the party’s Revolutionary Artist and oversees layout and production of The Black Panther Community News Service until the party disbands in the early 1980s.
Emory Douglas is appointed Minister of Culture of the Black Panther Party.