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We Want Freedom: A Life in the Black Panther Party / Edition 1
     

We Want Freedom: A Life in the Black Panther Party / Edition 1

by Mumia Abu-Jamal
 

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ISBN-10: 0896087182

ISBN-13: 2900896087186

Pub. Date: 05/01/2008

Publisher: South End Press

From the title of this work, the reader might expect a straight memoir of political activist, journalist, and death row prisoner Mumia Abu- Jamal's time in the Philadelphia branch of the Black Panther Party (BPP). However, while the author does incorporate some personal reminiscences into his work, the vast majority of the text is a general historical discussion of

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From the title of this work, the reader might expect a straight memoir of political activist, journalist, and death row prisoner Mumia Abu- Jamal's time in the Philadelphia branch of the Black Panther Party (BPP). However, while the author does incorporate some personal reminiscences into his work, the vast majority of the text is a general historical discussion of the radical black liberation group, its strengths and weaknesses, and the continuous (and successful) efforts by the FBI to destroy it as an organization. He offers chapters exploring the roots of the party, its establishment and growth, the role of leadership in the BPP, the position of women, the activities of the FBI's anti-BPP COINTELPRO (Counter Intelligence Program), and the dissolution of the party. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900896087186
Publisher:
South End Press
Publication date:
05/01/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents


Dedication

Reflections: Introduction to a New Edition by Mumia Abu-Jamal

Introduction by Kathleen Cleaver

1. The Beginnings of the Black Panther Party and the History it Sprang From

2. The Deep Roots of the Struggle for Black Liberation

3. A Panther Walks in Philly

4. The Black Panther Party

5. “Huey’s Party” Grows

6. The Empire Strikes Back: COINTELPRO

7. A Woman’s Party

8. A Panther’s Life

9. The Split

10. One, Two, Many Parties

Afterward

Photos and Documents

Endnotes

Bibliography

Index

About Mumia Abu-Jamal

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