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    John Sinclair - Message to the Woodstock Nation Autographed Copy (White Panter, 1970) Condition: VF. In the late 1960s, America was in turmoil over the bogged-down war in Vietnam. Detroit in particular was a hotbed of radical movements, including the White Panter Party, led by a teen-aged John Sinclair. In 1969, Sinclair received a maximum 10-year sentence for passing a small amount of marijuana to an undercover agent. His plight galvanized drug law protesters, inspiring a song by John Lennon and a 1972 benefit featuring the ex-Beatle and other sympathizers. While still in jail, Sinclair wrote this tract, which basically encouraged kids to rise up against the establishment. Printed in a two-color "fountain" effect, with some cool Underground Comix-type illustrations, this little item practically reeks of hippie idealism. It's a strange little artifact, giving us a glimpse of the other side of the Woodstock Nation. Today, Sinclair leads a peaceful life as a musician and DJ in New Orleans. This scarce piece is signed in ball-point pen across the top of the digest-sized pamphlet.

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    June, 2004
    11th-12th Friday-Saturday
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