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Liberation, Imagination and the Black Panther Party: A New Look at the Black Panthers and Their Legacy

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While the story of history may be most often defined through its winners, long forgotten, defeated movements and their ideals sometimes reemerge with renewed popularity, offering perhaps a better glimpse into society's future. This is the argument put forward by this collection of reflections from scholars and activists that reconsider the historical impact of the Black Pa ...more
Paperback, 319 pages
Published March 22nd 2001 by Routledge (first published March 20th 2001)
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Leticia Garcia Bradford
This book is part of my research for the play I'm writing, "Mama Nellie's House", about a 10 year old boy whose life is intersected by the Black Panthers in Oakland in 1 968.
Jim
Dec 03, 2007 rated it it was amazing
An essetial collection of essays about the Black Panther Party.
Ray
Mar 26, 2010 rated it really liked it
got a chance to meet Ms. Cleaver...she is an inspiring speaker and a beautiful person...
Arielle
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There are some enlightening essays in this compilations, there are others that didn't hold my attention very well. I especially appreciated Kathleen Cleaver's chapter on her time in Paris rallying support for Mumia Abu-Jamal and the essay on the Angola 3.
Benjamin
Jun 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Akinyele Omowale Umoja's opening essay about the BLA sets the tone for this collection: sympathetic to the armed struggle and more radical elements within the Black Panther Party. For me, the most interesting chapters were the ones written by Panthers, like Mumia Abu Jamal, Geronimo ji Jaga, Russel Shoats, Donald Cox and of course Kathleen Cleaver. Also Yippie Stew Albert writes with love and hindsight. The more academic chapters by various professors were also fun, though, and I felt like I learned a lot. Previousl ...more
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