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The Black Panther Party: Service to the People Programs
     

The Black Panther Party: Service to the People Programs

by David Hilliard, Cornel West
 

ISBN-10: 0826343945

ISBN-13: 9780826343949

Pub. Date: 05/16/2008

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press

The Black Panther Party represents Black Panther Party members' coordinated responses over the last four decades to the failure of city, state, and federal bureaucrats to address the basic needs of their respective communities. The Party pioneered free social service programs that are now in the mainstream of American life.

The Party's Sickle Cell Anemia

Overview

The Black Panther Party represents Black Panther Party members' coordinated responses over the last four decades to the failure of city, state, and federal bureaucrats to address the basic needs of their respective communities. The Party pioneered free social service programs that are now in the mainstream of American life.

The Party's Sickle Cell Anemia Research Foundation, operated with Oakland's Children's Hospital, was among the nation's first such testing programs. Its Free Breakfast Program served as a model for national programs. Other initiatives included free clinics, grocery giveaways, school and education programs, senior programs, and legal aid programs.

Published here for the first time in book form, The Black Panther Party makes the case that the programs' methods are viable models for addressing the persistent, basic social injustices and economic problems of today's American cities and suburbs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826343949
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press
Publication date:
05/16/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
170
Sales rank:
660,732
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword   Cornel West     ix
Introduction     xi
Survival Pending Revolution
Introduction to the Black Panther Party Survival Programs     3
Intercommunal Youth Institute     5
Community Learning Center     10
Son of Man Temple     14
Seniors Against a Fearful Environment (SAFE)     17
People's Free Medical Research Health Clinics     21
Sickle-Cell Anemia Research Foundation     24
People's Free Ambulance Service     27
Free Breakfast for Schoolchildren Program     30
Free Food Program     35
Black Student Alliance     40
Landbanking     43
People's Free Employment Program     45
Intercommunal News Service     47
People's Cooperative Housing Program     54
Child Development Center     56
People's Free Shoe Program     61
People's Free Clothing Program     66
Free Plumbing and Maintenance Program     69
People's Free Pest Control Program     71
The Black Panther Party's Ten-Point Program: March 29, 1972 Platform     74
Legal Aid and Educational Program     78
Organizing a People's Campaign     81
Eliminate the Presidency
Black Panther Party Position Paper on the Elimination of the Offices of President and Vice President     91
People's Artists
Songs by Elaine Brown and Poetry by Ericka Huggins     101
Emory Douglas: Art for the People's Sake     121
Book Excerpts
Introduction to Book Excerpts     127
Revolutionary Suicide   Huey P. Newton     129
Toward the United Front: from Blood in My Eye   George Jackson     139
And Bid Him Sing   David Graham DuBois     145
I Am We   Huey P. Newton     151
Afterword
How Did You Guys Start All Those Programs?   David Hilliard     157

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