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Title Living for the city : migration, education, and the rise of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, California / Donna Jean Murch
Author Murch, Donna Jean
Publisher Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2010
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Location Call number Status
 Skillman - Upper Level  F869.O2 M87 2010    AVAILABLE  
Phys Desc xiv, 312 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Series The John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture
Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-303) and index
Summary "In this... history, Donna Murch argues that the Black Panther Party (BPP) started with a study group. Drawing on oral history and untapped archival sources, she explains how Oakland, a relatively small city with a recent history of African American settlement, produced such compelling and influential forms of Black Power politics. During an era of expansion and political struggle in California's system of public higher education, black southern migrants formed the BPP. In the early 1960s, attending Merritt College and other public universities radicalized Huey Newton, Bobby Seale, and many of the young people who joined the Panthers' rank and file. In the face of social crisis and police violence, the most disfranchised sectors of the East Bay's African American Community--young, poor, and migrant--challenged the legitimacy of state authorities and of an older generation of black leadership. In excavating this hidden history, Living for the City broadens the scholarship of the Black Power movement by documenting the contributions of black students and youth who created new forms of organization, grassroots mobilization, and political literacy."--Publisher description
Contents Introduction -- City of migrants, 1940-1960 -- Canaan bound -- Fortress California -- The campus and the street, 1961-1966 -- We care enough to tell it -- A campus where Black power won -- Black power and urban movement, 1966-1982 -- Men with guns -- Survival pending revolution -- A chicken in every bag
Subject Black Panther Party -- History
African Americans -- California -- Oakland -- Politics and government -- 20th century
African Americans -- California -- Oakland -- Social conditions -- 20th century
African Americans -- Southern States -- Migrations -- History -- 20th century
African Americans -- Education (Higher) -- California -- History -- 20th century
Education, Higher -- California -- History -- 20th century
Oakland (Calif.) -- Social conditions -- 20th century
Oakland (Calif.) -- Ethnic relations
Alt Series John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture
ISBN 9780807871133 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0807871133 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780807833766 (cloth : alk. paper)
0807833762 (cloth : alk. paper)

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