Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Black Panther Party, 1966-1982: Suggested Reading

According to the Zinn Education Project, today is the anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party. What follows is my list of suggested reading toward assessing the radical legacy of the Black Panthers.

Suggested Reading: 
  • Alkebulan, Paul. Survival Pending Revolution: The History of the Black Panther Party. Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press, 2007. 
  • Austin, Curtis J. Up Against the Wall: Violence in the Making and Unmaking of the Black Panther Party. Fayetteville, AK: University of Arkansas Press, 2006. 
  • Bloom, Joshua and Waldo E. Martin, Jr. Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2013. 
  • Brown, Elaine. A Taste of Power: A Black Woman’s Story. New York: Pantheon Books, 1992. 
  • Carmichael, Stokely. Stokely Speaks: Black Power Back to Pan-Africanism. New York: Vintage Books, 1971. 
  • Carmichael, Stokely and Charles V. Hamilton. Black Power: The Politics of Liberation. New York: Random House, 1967. 
  • Churchill, Ward and Vander Wall, Jim. Agents of Repression: The FBI’s Secret War Against the Black Panther Party and the American Indian Movement. Boston, MA: South End Press, 2002 (1988). 
  • Cleaver, Kathleen and George Katsiaficas, eds. Liberation, Imagination, and the Black Panther Party. New York: Routledge, 2001. 
  • Davenport, Christian. Media Bias, Perspective, and State Repression: The Black Panther Party. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010. 
  • Dawson, Michael C. Blacks In and Out of the Left. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2013. 
  • Foner, Philip S., ed. The Black Panthers Speak. New York: Da Capo Press, 1995 ed. 
  • Forman, James. The Making of Black Revolutionaries (Illustrated Edition). Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 1997. 
  • Hilliard, David, ed. The Black Panther Party: Service to the People Programs (The Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundations). Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press, 2008. 
  • Jeffries, Judson L., ed. On the Ground: The Black Panther Party in Communities across America. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2010. 
  • Joseph, Peniel E. Stokely: A Life. New York: Basic Civitas, 2014. 
  • Kelley, Robin D.G. Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination. Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 2002. 
  • Lazerow, Jama and Yohuru Williams, eds. In Search of the Black Panther Party: New Perspectives on a Revolutionary Movement. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2006. 
  • Marable, Manning. Race, Reform, and Rebellion: The Second Reconstruction in Black America, 1945-1990. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 1991. 
  • Murch, Donna Jean. Living for the City: Migration, Education, and the Rise of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, California. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2010. 
  • Nelson, Alondra. Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight against Medical Discrimination. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2011. 
  • Ogbar, Jeffrey O.G. Black Power: Radical Politics and African American Identity. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004. 
  • O’Reilly, Kenneth. “Racial Matters: The FBI’s Secret File on Black America, 1960-1972. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1989. 
  • Rhodes, Jane. Framing the Black Panthers: The Spectacular Rise of a Black Power Icon. New York: The New Press, 2007. 
  • Shelby, Tommie. We Who Are Dark: The Philosophical Foundations of Black Solidarity. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2005.
  • Tibbs, Donald F. From Black Power to Prison Power: The Making of Jones v. North Carolina Prisoners’ Union. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. 
  • Williams, Yohuru. Black Politics/White Power: Civil Rights, Black Power, and the Black Panthers in New Haven. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2008 (Brandywine Press, 2000).
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