The Black Panther Party (BPP) seized the attention of America in the frenetic days of the late 1960s when a series of assassinations, discontent with the Vietnam War, and impatience with lingering racial discrimination roiled the United States, particularly its cities. The BPP inspired dread among the American body politic while receiving support from many urban black youths. The images of angry and armed young black radicals in the streets of U.S. cities seemed a stunning reversal and repudiation of the accommodationist and assimilationist black goals associated with Martin Luther King's
Cover; CONTENTS; Acknowledgments; Introduction; List of Abbreviations; Prologue; 1. The Heirs of Malcolm; 2. Survival Pending Revolution; 3. Regional Development of the Black Panther Party; 4. Enemies of the People; 5. Women and the Black Panther Party; 6. Decline and Fall; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliographic Essay; Selected Bibliography; Index
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