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1971 Black Panther 21 acquitted... Elton John...

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May 20, 1971

THE VILLAGE VOICE (weekly), Greenwich Village, New York, May 20, 1971

* Panther 21 members acquitted
* Black Panther Party trial
* Elton John concert advertisement
* Carnegie Hall in Manhattan

The front page has a heading: "Notes from the Panther jury box" Lengthy coverage continues on multiple inside pages.
wikipedia notes: The Panther 21 is a group of twenty-one Black Panther members who were arrested and accused of planned coordinated bombing and long-range rifle attacks on two police stations and an education office in New York City in 1969, who were all acquitted by a jury in May 1971, after revelations during the trial that police infiltrators played key organizing roles.
Page 40 has a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch ad for a "Elton John" concert at Carnegie Hall. (see image)
I suspect this to be an extremely rare item because their was really no reason to save it at the time.
It is worth noting that "The Village Voice" was an American news and culture paper, known for being the country's first alternative newsweekly. Founded in 1955, the Voice began as a platform for the creative community of New York City.
Complete in 96 pages, tabloid-size, a crease across the center, very minor margin wear, nice condition.

Provenance note: This issue comes from The Village Voice's own archives, part of their in-house collection used to create their digital archive.

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Category: The 20th Century