Download e-book for kindle: Black Panthers Speak by Philip S. Foner (ed.)

By Philip S. Foner (ed.)

"Essential analyzing when you would like to pass judgement on the Panther flow for themselves."—Library Journal

Here are Huey P. Newton, Bobby Seale, Eldridge Cleaver, and Fred Hampton; Kathleen Cleaver and different Panther girls; the party's court docket battles and acquittals; its positions on black separatism, the ability constitution, the police, violence, and schooling; in addition to songs, poems, and political cartoons. this is often the tale in the back of the Black Panthers.

Philip S. Foner was once probably the most widespread Marxist historians within the usa. A prolific writer and editor, he tirelessly documented the lives of staff, African american citizens, and political radicals.

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The history of the Black Panther Black Community News Service, goes back to the first issue printed in 1967 ( VOL. I NO. , and documents what happens when the people of the community say "This is enough," decide to arm themselves to put an end to exploitation and oppression and is an objective lesson in the art of self-defense, serving the people, national liberation, and revolution. The Black Panther documents step by step the actions taken by, and programs instituted by the Black Panther Party in its unstop­ pable drive to serve the people; and documents before the whole world the repression and murders committed by Amerikkka's corrupt monopoly capital in its dastardly attempts to stop this move to in­ stitute people's power.

He did not have a gun when he left his car. Doctors testified at the trial that, indeed, Newton's wound was compatible with his claim that he had been unconscious . Garry asked that the jury be given instructions that unconscious­ ness, if proved, constituted a complete defense to a charge of criminal homicide. But Judge Friedman refused to give such instructions. After deliberating for twenty-eight hours and fifty minutes, the j ury handed down a contradictory verdict. It found Newton guilty of "voluntary manslaughter" in the death of policeman John Frey, and innocent of shooting patrolman Herbert Heanes .

But how many in the audience had ever read The Black Panther and how many who listened to him over the air or read the account in the next morning's newspaper had ever seen the actual text of the "8 Points of Attention"? " Cleaver replied : "If you listen, you will not hear anyone saying that it is a Panther policy except those who are saying it at the behest of the pigs and to help the pigs. So just listen to what the Panthers are saying. . " What the Black Panthers have been saying has been public in­ formation since the first issue of its weekly paper was published on April 2 5, 1 967, a year after the Party was organized in Oakland, California.

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