To Die for the People: The Writings of Huey P. Newton

To Die for the People: The Writings of Huey P. Newton

by Huey P. Newton
     
 

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Huey P. Newton, founder of the Black party and its chief theoretician, has long been a hero to radicals of every description. This new release of a classic collection of his writings and speeches traces the development of Newton's personal and political thinking, as well as the radical changes that took place in the formative years of the Black Panther

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Huey P. Newton, founder of the Black party and its chief theoretician, has long been a hero to radicals of every description. This new release of a classic collection of his writings and speeches traces the development of Newton's personal and political thinking, as well as the radical changes that took place in the formative years of the Black Panther Party.

With a rare and persuasive honesty. To Die for the people records the party's internal struggles, rivalries and Contradictions, and the result is a fascinating look back at a young revolutionary group determined to find ways to deal with the injustice it saw in American society. And as a new foreword by Elaine Brown Makes eminently clear, Newton's prescience and foresight make these documents strikingly pertinent today.

Here is the compelling portrait of a young revolutionary determined to create a People's ethos to deal with injustice and cruelty. Newton has already taken his place in the history of this Country. His writings fix that place.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780863163272
Publisher:
Writers & Readers Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/1995
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Huey Newton was co-founder and leader of the Black Panther Party, and its chief theoretician. In 1967 Newton was arrested and charged with killing an Oakland police officer during a dispute, leading to a much-publicized "Free Huey" campaign. In 1980, Newton earned a doctorate in philosophy from the University of California. He died in 1989.

Toni Morrison is a Nobel-prize winning American author, editor and professor. Among the best known of her novels are The Bluest Eye, Song of Solomon, and Beloved, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1988.

Elaine Brown became, in 1974, the first and only woman to lead the Black Panther Party. Today, as an activist, writer and popular lecturer, she promotes the vision of an inclusive and egalitarian society, focusing on resolving problems of race, gender oppression and class disparity in the United States.

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