He was born 5/24/43 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
He was the Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense (BPP).
His graphic art was featured in the newspaper, The Black Panther. He was also the art director, designer, and main illustrator.
He grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area.
As a youth he was incarcerated and worked in a printing shop in prison.
He attended San Francisco City College and studied commercial and graphic art.
He worked for the black newspaper, The Sun Reporter for 30 years post BPP.
In 2006, Black Panther: The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas was published.
He had exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, New Museum in New York, and internationally Urbis, Manchester, England, Auckland, New Zealand Brisbane Australia, Chiapas, Mexico, and Lisbon, Portugal.
Colette Gaiter wrote in Visualizing a Revolution: Emory Douglas and the Black Panther Newspaper: