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Liberation, Imagination and the Black Panther Party


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April 2001

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

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.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Solidarity:The Black Panther Party in the International Arena Michael L. Clemons and Charles E. Jones 3. A Life in the Party: A Historical and Retrospective Examination of the Projections and Legacies of the Black Panther Party (excerpts) Mumia Abu-Jamal 4. Mobilizing For Mumia Abu-Jamal In Paris Kathleen Neal Cleaver Part II - Understanding the Fight for Freedom 5. Every Nation Struggling to be Free has a Right to Struggle, a Duty to Struggle Geronimo ji Jaga 6. To Disrupt, Discredit and Destroy:The FBI'S Secret War Against the Black Panther Party Ward Churchill 7. The Split in the Party Don Cox 8. Women, Power, and Revolution Kathleen Neal Cleaver 9. Black Fighting Formations: Their Strengths, Weaknesses and Potentialities Russell Shoats Part III - Capturing the Imagination of the Movement 10. Organization and Movement: The Case of the Black Panther Party and the Revolutionary People's Constitutional Convention of 1970 George Katsiaficas 11. The Influences of the Black Panther Party (USA) on the Vanguard Party of the Bahamas, 1972-1987 John T. McCartney 12. Cuba, The Black Panther Party and the US Black Movement in the 1960s:Issues of Security Ruth Reitan 13. Revolutionary Art is a Tool for Liberation:Emory Douglas and Protest Aesthetics at the Black Panther Erika Doss 14. White Radicals, Black Panthers and a Sense of Fulfillment Stew Albert Part IV - Continuing the Resistance 15. Shadow of a Clue Errol Anthony Henderson 16. Tracking Down the Empirical Legacy of the Black Panther Party (or Notes on the Perils of Pursuing the Panthers) Claudia Dahlerus and Christian Davenport 17. Remembering King's Assassination Kathleen Neal Cleaver 18. Louisiana Panthers Endure 27 Years of Solitary Confinement for a Murder They Did Not Commit Scott Fleming 19. Afterword:Rediscovering the Black Panther Party Victor Wallis Documents:The Ten Point Platform and Program of the Black Panther Party (1966) Workshop Reports from the Revolutionary Peoples Constitutional Convention (1970)

Portrait

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.

Pressestimmen

..." a fresh and realistic look at the Black Panther Party and its historical impact. - Library Journal, 11/2000.""The most important collection of work on the Black Panther Party to date. It covers the full range of the complex politics that shaped their struggles for freedom and justice and we learn just how far away we are from achieving their vision of liberation. - "Hazel V. "Carby, Chair, Department of African American Studies, Yale University.""The history of the Black Panther Party is an indispensable part of the dramatic account of black struggle in this country, and this book is an important contribution to that history. The essayists have impressive credentials as either members of the Party or keen observers of its activities, and because they carry the story into the present day the book becomes especially valuable. -"Howard Zinn, author of A People's History of the United States.""If this volume of essays only offered us documentation and insight into the contributions and wide-ranging influence of the Black Panther Party, it would have immense historical significance. But Kathleen Cleaver's and George Katsiasficas's collection does much more. It creates intriguing and provocative conversations among scholars, activists, contemporary political prisoners and original members of the BPP that invite us to extricate ourselves from the numbing nostalgia that often accompanies invocations of black berets and leather jackets. It invites us reimagine our relationship to this past and to think critically about the meaning of liberation today.."-Angela Y. Davis, Professor, History of Consciousness, UC Santa Cruz "If this volume of essays only offered usdocumentation and insight into the contributions and wide-ranging influence of the Black Panther Party, it would have immense historical significance. But Kathleen Cleaver's and George Katsiasficas's collection does much more. It creates intriguing and provocative conversations among scholars, activists, contemporary political prisoners and original members of the BPP that invite us to extricate ourselves from the numbing nostagia that often accompanies invocations of black berets and leather jackets. It invites us reimagine our relationship to this past and to think critically about the meaning of liberation today. -"Angela Y. Davis, Professor, History of Consciousness, UC Santa Cruz."
EAN: 9780415927840
ISBN: 0415927846
Untertitel: A New Look at the Black Panthers and Their Legacy. 'New Political Science Reader'. black & white illustrations. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2001
Seitenanzahl: 336 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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