“The musician Leonard Bernstein had formed a group called Committee to Defend the Panthers, because they were getting killed, beat up, put in jail and really brutalized. I wanted to help them, so I made posters for the committee so they could sell them. When they first saw the poster Committee to Defend the Panthers (1970) they said, ‘Look, you’ve got our name on here, you’ve got our address, our phone number. This is dangerous. We can’t use this.’ I’ve always found, and I don’t know whether it’s still true today, that people who were heavily into politics in the 1960s weren’t interested in art. Visual art wasn’t their thing. And so, whatever I did, they weren’t going to like it.”~Faith Ringgold