Liberation, Imagination and the Black Panther Party: A New Look at the Black Panthers and their Legacy [NOOK Book]

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This fascinating book gathers reflections by scholars and activists who consider the impact of the Black Panther Party, the BBP, the most significant revolutionary organization in the later 20th century.
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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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Overview

This fascinating book gathers reflections by scholars and activists who consider the impact of the Black Panther Party, the BBP, the most significant revolutionary organization in the later 20th century.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135298395
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/8/2014
  • Series: New Political Science Reader
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Kathleen Cleaver, currently Professor of Public Policy at Emory University, worked full time with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and afterwards became the Communications Secretary of the Black Panther Party. Returning to the United States after sharing years of exile with her former husband Eldridge Cleaver, she subsequently earned both a B.A. and J.D. from Yale University. George Katsiaficas is a long-time activist as well as Editor of the journal New Political Science and author of The Imagination of the New Left: A Global Analysis of 1968. His book, The Subversion of Politics: European Autonomous Social Movements and the Decolonization of Everyday Life, won the APSA's 1998 Michael Harrington book award. He teaches at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Pt. 1 Revisiting the Liberation Struggle 1
1 Repression Breeds Resistance: The Black Liberation Army and the Radical Legacy of the Black Panther Party 3
2 Global Solidarity: The Black Panther Party in the International Arena 20
3 A Life in the Party: An Historical and Retrospective Examination of the Projections and Legacies of the Black Panther Party 40
4 Mobilizing for Mumia Abu-Jamal in Paris 51
Pt. 2 Understanding the Fight for Freedom 69
5 Every Nation Struggling to Be Free Has a Right to Struggle, a Duty to Struggle 71
6 "To Disrupt, Discredit and Destroy": The FBI's Secret War against the Black Panther Party 78
7 The Split in the Party 118
8 Women, Power, and Revolution 123
9 Black Fighting Formations: Their Strengths, Weaknesses, and Potentialities 128
Pt. 3 Envisioning the Imagination of the Movement 139
10 Organization and Movement: The Case of the Black Panther Party and the Revolutionary People's Constitutional Convention of 1970 141
11 The Influences of the Black Panther Party (USA) on the Vanguard Party of the Bahamas, 1972-1987 156
12 Cuba, the Black Panther Party, and the U.S. Black Movement in the 1960s: Issues of Security 164
13 "Revolutionary Art Is a Tool for Liberation": Emory Douglas and Protest Aesthetics at the Black Panther 175
14 White Radicals, Black Panthers, and a Sense of Fulfillment 188
Pt. 4 Continuing the Resistance 195
15 Shadow of a Clue 197
16 Rediscovering the Black Panther Party 208
17 Tracking Down the Empirical Legacy of the Black Panther Party; or, Notes on the Perils of Pursuing the Panthers 212
18 Remembering King's Assassination 227
19 Lockdown at Angola: The Case of the Angola 3 229
Notes 237
Appendices 285
About the Authors 301
Index 305
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