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On the Ground: The Black Panther Party in Communities across America

Judson L. Jeffries

Abstract

The Black Panther Party suffers from a distorted image largely framed by television and print media, including the Panthers’ own newspaper. These sources frequently reduced the entire organization to the Bay Area where the Panthers were founded, emphasizing the Panthers’ militant rhetoric and actions rather than their community survival programs. This image, however, does not mesh with reality. The Panthers worked tirelessly at improving the life chances of the downtrodden regardless of race, gender, creed, or sexual orientation. In order to chronicle the rich history of the Black Panther Part ... More

Keywords: militant rhetoric, community survival programs, sickle cell anemia, health clinics, Black Panther Party, clothing drives, Bay Area, political history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9781604734928
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604734928.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Judson L. Jeffries, editor

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