(Ericka Huggins – Activist)
The nostalgia of this piece is from revolutionaries like Ericka Huggins. She became both the first woman and the first Black person to be appointed to the Alameda County Board of Education and her innovative curriculum is now the model used at most charter schools. Yes! another element striped from the Black community with no recognition. Three weeks after the birth of their daughter, her husband, John Huggins, was killed by Police. Huggins and fellow Party leader Bobby Seale were targeted and arrested on conspiracy charges sparking “Free Bobby, Free Ericka” rallies across the country. While awaiting trial for two years before charges were dropped.
All Power to the People and Free All Political Prisoners!
Ericka’s bold statement pieces that were recognizable, stylish, and functional, which made heads turn everywhere the panthers rallied. Details such as the hidden pockets allow for convenient storage of travel documents, speech paper, or anything you would need to show up and be the voice of the people. This 1980s garment is made of wool, cotton, and satin provide premium warmth when needed and the large stitched chenille patch creates a unique, head-turning experience. This jacket is perfect for travel or when you want to stand out at an event, meeting, or movement in your community. Every garment has a voice, grab a piece that speaks to you…
(50% of the proceeds from each piece are donated to HGC Academy, an internship/leadership non-profit program created to guide young leaders committed to social change.)
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Brand: Vintage Eddie Bauer
Rework Process: Dry Cleaned, 3 Hours of Pill Removal, Relabeling
- Women: Large
- Men: Medium
- Outer Shell: Wool/Polyester Blend
- Lining: Satin
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