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The Huey P. Newton reader
Newton, Huey P.
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A Seven Stories Press first edition.
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New York : Seven Stories Press, [2002]

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363 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Scoring -- Freedom -- Bobby Seale -- The founding of the Black Panther Party -- Patrolling -- Sacramento and the "Panther bill" -- Crisis : October 28, 1967 -- Trial -- Fear and doubt : May 15, 1967 -- From "In defense of self-defense" I : June 20, 1967 -- From "In defense of self-defense" II : July 3, 1967 -- The correct handling of a revolution : July 20, 1967 -- A functional definition of politics : January 17, 1969 -- On the peace movement : August 15, 1969 -- Prison, where is thy victory? : January 3, 1970 -- The women's liberation and gay liberation movements : August 15, 1970 -- Speech delivered at Boston College : November 18, 1970 -- Intercommunalism : February 1971 -- On the defection of Eldridge Cleaver from the Black Panther Party and the defection of the Black Panther Party from the Black community : April 17, 1971 -- Statement : May 1, 1971 -- On the relevance of the church : May 19, 1971 -- Black capitalism re-analyzed I : June 5, 1971 -- Uniting against a common enemy : October 23, 1971 -- Fallen comrade : eulogy for George Jackson, 1971 -- On pan-africanism or communism : December 1, 1972 -- The technology question : 1972 -- A spokesman for the people : in conversation with William F. Buckley, February 11, 1973 -- Eldridge Cleaver : he is no James Baldwin, 1973 -- Who makes U.S. foreign policy? : 1974 -- Dialectics of nature : 1974 -- Eve, the mother of all living : 1974 -- The mind is flesh : 1974 -- Affirmative action in theory and practice : letters on the Bakke case, September 22, 1977 -- Response of the government to the Black Panther Party : 1980.
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The first comprehensive collection of writings by the Black Panther Party founder and revolutionary icon of the black liberation era, The Huey P. Newton Reader combines now-classic texts ranging in topic from the formation of the Black Panthers, African Americans and armed self-defense, Eldridge Cleaver's controversial expulsion from the Party, FBI infiltration of civil rights groups, the Vietnam War, and the burgeoning feminist movement with never-before-published writings from the Black Panther Party archives and Newton's private collection, including articles on President Nixon, prison martyr George Jackson, Pan-Africanism, affirmative action, and the author's only written account of his political exile in Cuba in the mid-1970s. Eldridge Cleaver, Bobby Seale, Angela Davis, Mumia Abu-Jamal, and Geronimo Pratt all came to international prominence through Newton's groundbreaking political activism. Additionally, Newton served as the Party's chief intellectual engine, conversing with world leaders such as Yasser Arafat, Chinese Premier Chou Enlai, and Mozambique President Samora Moises Machel among others.

Author Notes

Beginning with his founding of the Black Panther Party in 1966, HUEY P. NEWTON (1941-89) set the political stage for events that would quickly place him and the Panthers at the forefront of the African American liberation movement for the next twenty years.
DAVID HILLIARD is a founding member and former chief of staff of the Black Panther Party. He is the author of This Side of Glory: The Autobiography of David Hilliard and the Story of the Black Panther Party and currently serves as executive director of the Dr.Huey P. Newton Foundation in Oakland, California.
DONALD WIESE is the editor of Black Like Us: A Century of Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual African-American Fiction. He lives in San Francisco.

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Library Journal Review

This is the first collection of writings by the founder of the Black Panther Party since his death in 1989. Ten of the 36 selections were published in To Die for the People, an earlier collection released in 1972; the remainder were written after that publication. The book represents the many transformations of Newton's and the party's political ideologies and motivations, including support of the feminist and gay rights movements. Between the opening coverage of how and why Newton and Bobby Seale mobilized the black community to support a program of armed self-defense to the closing excerpts from Newton's Ph.D. dissertation outlining the FBI's COINTELPRO activities to dismantle the Black Panther Party are passionate and captivating writings that reveal a widely read political theorist committed to putting theory into practice to make a better world. This book is essential reading and primary-source research material for understanding the Black Panther Party, grass-roots organizing at its best, and the black power movement. Suitable for public and academic libraries. Sherri Barnes, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara Libs. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Fredrika NewtonDavid Hilliard
Forewordp. 7
Introductionp. 9
Part I The First Steps
Scoringp. 25
Freedomp. 38
Bobby Sealep. 44
The Founding of the Black Panther Partyp. 49
Patrollingp. 53
Sacramento and the "Panther Bill"p. 67
Crisis: October 28, 1967p. 73
Trialp. 79
Part II The Greatest Threat
Fear and Doubt: May 15, 1967p. 131
From "In Defense of Self-Defense" I: June 20, 1967p. 134
From "In Defense of Self-Defense" II: July 3, 1967p. 138
The Correct Handling of a Revolution: July 20, 1967p. 142
A Functional Definition of Politics, January 17, 1969p. 147
On the Peace Movement: August 15, 1969p. 150
Prison, Where Is Thy Victory?: January 3, 1970p. 154
The Women's Liberation and Gay Liberation Movements: August 15, 1970p. 157
Speech Delivered at Boston College: November 18, 1970p. 160
Part III The Second Wave
Intercommunalism: February 1971p. 181
On the Defection of Eldridge Cleaver from the Black Panther Party and the Defection of the Black Panther Party from the Black Community: April 17, 1971p. 200
Statement: May 1, 1971p. 209
On the Relevance of the Church: May 19, 1971p. 214
Black Capitalism Re-analyzed I: June 5, 1971p. 227
Uniting Against a Common Enemy: October 23, 1971p. 234
Fallen Comrade: Eulogy for George Jackson, 1971p. 241
On Pan-Africanism or Communism: December 1, 1972p. 248
The Technology Question: 1972p. 256
A Spokesman for the People: In Conversation with William F. Buckley, February 11, 1973p. 267
Eldridge Cleaver: He Is No James Baldwin, 1973p. 285
Part IV The Last Empire
Who Makes U.S. Foreign Policy?: 1974p. 295
Dialectics of Nature: 1974p. 304
Eve, the Mother of All Living: 1974p. 313
The Mind Is Flesh: 1974p. 317
Affirmative Action in Theory and Practice: Letters on the Bakke Case, September 22, 1977p. 331
Response of the Government to the Black Panther Party: 1980p. 337
Publication Historyp. 360
Selected Bibliographyp. 361