Black Panther Party

Waldo Martin


Black Against Empire


The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party


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07/18/2013 - 7pm

Porter Square Books

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“This is the definitive history of one of the great revolutionary organizations in the history of this country. In this age of the Occupy Movement, let us learn deep democratic lessons and strong anti-imperial conclusions from this magisterial book!” - Cornel West, author of Race Matters

“This meticulously researched history explores the combination of revolutionary commitment and historical circumstance that enabled the emergence of the Black Panther Party. Because they do not shy away from the contradictions that animated this movement, Joshua Bloom and Waldo Martin pose crucial questions about the genesis, rise, and decline of the BPP that are as relevant to young generations of activists as they are to those who came of age during that era.” - Angela Y. Davis, Distinguished Professor Emerita, History of Consciousness, University of California, Santa Cruz

Waldo E. Martin, Jr., is Professor of History at UC Berkeley. He is the author of No Coward Soldiers: Black Cultural Politics in Postwar America, Brown vs. Board of Education: A Brief History with Documents, and The Mind of Frederick Douglass.


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  • Kathy

    I'm wandering the bookstore in s light green shirt and purple purse. Feel free to say Hi. :-)

    July 18, 2013

  • Hari "harry"

    Will you guys be there at 8:30? I'll be working until 8 in W. Roxbury, and by the time i get there, it'll be 8:30.

    July 18, 2013

  • Kathy

    Thanks Aron for the information and the link. If my schedule allows, I will come to this event. I am very interested in what makes activism successful and what gets in it's way.

    July 16, 2013

  • Aron Levy

    Please, please, PLEASE do not confuse the Black Panthers with the New Black Panther Party. (­). It is a common mistake in this day and age!

    July 12, 2013

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