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The Black Panthers
In 1966, as the largely nonviolent Civil Rights movement swept through America, Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale founded the legendary Black Panther Party in Oakland, California. Revered by some and vilified by others, the party burst onto the scene with a militant vision for social change and the empowerment of African-Americans. Its methods were so controversial and polari ...more
Hardcover, 151 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by Aperture
(first published July 15th 2006)
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Jul 30, 2013 Melinda rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone interested in the Black Panthers
In a few words this photography book gives an indepth look into the daily life of the Black Panthers. I am a reader who needs to be eased into intense historical accounts, this book has motivated me to read more first person accounts of that time period. Much of the mainstream history of the Black Panthers focusing on their philosophy of self-defense against oppressive authoritative forces (e.g. police & military), and neglects their work to uplift their communities. There is an attempt to m ...more