Living for the City: Migration, Education, and the Rise of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, California / Edition 1

Living for the City: Migration, Education, and the Rise of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, California / Edition 1

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by Donna Jean Murch
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0807871133

ISBN-13: 9780807871133

Pub. Date: 10/04/2010

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

In this nuanced and groundbreaking history, Donna Murch argues that the Black Panther Party (BPP) started with a study group. Drawing on oral history and untapped archival sources, she explains how Oakland, a relatively small city with a recent history of African American settlement, produced such compelling and influential forms of Black Power politics.

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In this nuanced and groundbreaking history, Donna Murch argues that the Black Panther Party (BPP) started with a study group. Drawing on oral history and untapped archival sources, she explains how Oakland, a relatively small city with a recent history of African American settlement, produced such compelling and influential forms of Black Power politics.

During an era of expansion and political struggle in California's system of public higher education, black southern migrants formed the BPP. In the early 1960s, attending Merritt College and other public universities radicalized Huey Newton, Bobby Seale, and many of the young people who joined the Panthers' rank and file. In the face of social crisis and police violence, the most disfranchised sectors of the East Bay's African American community-young, poor, and migrant-challenged the legitimacy of state authorities and of an older generation of black leadership. In excavating this hidden history, Living for the City broadens the scholarship of the Black Power movement by documenting the contributions of black students and youth who created new forms of organization, grassroots mobilization, and political literacy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807871133
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
10/04/2010
Series:
The John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture
Edition description:
1
Pages:
328
Sales rank:
561,422
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Abbreviations xiii

Introduction 3

Part I City of Migrants, 1940-1960

1 Canaan Bound 15

2 Fortress California 41

Part II The Campus and the Street, 1961-1966

3 We Care Enough to Tell It 71

4 A Campus Where Black Power Won 97

Part III Black Power and Urban Movement, 1966-1982

5 Men with Guns 119

6 Survival Pending Revolution 169

7 A Chicken in Every Bag 191

Conclusion 229

Notes 237

Bibliography 277

Index 305

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