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<P>The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense was founded in Oakland, California, in 1966 by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale. It was perhaps the most visible of the Black Power groups in the late 60s and early 70s, not least because of its confrontational politics, its rejection of nonviolence, and its headline-catching, gun-toting militancy. Important on the national scene and highly visible on college campuses, the Panthers also worked at building grassroots support for local black political and economic power. Although there have been many books about the Black Panthers, none has looked at the organization and its work at the local level. This book examines the work and actions of seven local initiatives in Baltimore, Winston-Salem, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles. These local organizations are revealed as committed to programs of community activism that focused on problems of social, political, and economic justice.</P>
<P>Contents<BR>Introduction: Painting a More Complete Portrait of the Black Panther Party Judson L. Jeffries and Ryan Nissim-Sabat<BR>1. Revising Panther History in Baltimore Judson L. Jeffries<BR>2. Picking Up Where Robert F. Williams Left Off: The Winston-Salem Branch of the Black Panther Party Benjamin R. Friedman<BR>3. Panthers Set Up Shop in Cleveland Ryan Nissim-Sabat<BR>4. Nap Town Awakens to Find a Menacing Panther; OK, Maybe Not So Menacing Judson L. Jeffries and Tiyi M. Morris<BR>5. Picking Up the Hammer: The Milwaukee Branch of the Black Panther Party Andrew Witt<BR>6. "Brotherly Love Can Kill You": The Philadelphia Branch of the Black Panther Party Omari L. Dyson, Kevin L. Brooks, and Judson L. Jeffries<BR>7. To Live and Die in L.A. Judson L. Jeffries and Malcolm Foley<BR>Conclusion: A Way of Remembering the Black Panther Party in the Post–Black Power Era: Resentment, Disaster, and Disillusionment Floyd W. Hayes III<BR>Appendix<BR>List of Contributors<BR>Index</P>



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Published 25 December 2007
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