Revolution in our time The Black Panther Party's promise to the people

Kekla Magoon

Book - 2021

"In this comprehensive, inspiring, and all-too-relevant history of the Black Panther Party, Kekla Magoon introduces readers to the Panthers' community activism, grounded in the concept of self-defense, which taught Black Americans how to protect and support themselves in a country that treated them like second-class citizens."--

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Subjects
Genres
Young adult nonfiction
Published
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press 2021.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Item Description
"In this comprehensive, inspiring, and all-too-relevant history of the Black Panther Party, Kekla Magoon introduces readers to the Panthers' community activism, grounded in the concept of self-defense, which taught Black Americans how to protect and support themselves in a country that treated them like second-class citizens. For too long the Panthers' story has been a footnote to the civil rights movement rather than what it was: a revolutionary socialist movement that drew thousands of members--mostly women--and became the target of one of the most sustained repression efforts ever made by the U.S. government against its own citizens. Revolution in Our Time puts the Panthers in the proper context of Black American history, from the first arrival of enslaved people to the Black Lives Matter movement of today. Kekla Magoon's eye-opening work invites a new generation of readers grappling with injustices in the United States to learn from the Panthers' history and courage, inspiring them to take their own place in the ongoing fight for justice." -- from inside front dust jacket.
Physical Description
ix, 390 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Audience
Ages 12-UP.
7th Grade-Up.
Awards
A Junior Library Guild selection.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-375) and index.
ISBN
9781536214185
Main Author
Kekla Magoon (author)
  • Preface
  • Spark: May 2, 1967
  • Shattering the status quo
  • Kindling: 1619-1965
  • The dark past
  • Separate but equal
  • Shall we overcome?
  • The aggressive alternative
  • Blaze: 1966-1982
  • Picking up the gun
  • A cold reception
  • Filling the ranks
  • Off the pigs!
  • Death of the king
  • Going national
  • Life in the Party
  • Survival pending revolution
  • All power to the people
  • The wrath of COINTELPRO
  • Traitors in the ranks
  • Political prisoners
  • The split
  • Last gasp
  • Embers: 1982-present
  • The post-Panther decades
  • Legacy
  • Author's note: Revolution in our time
  • Acknowledgments
  • Key people
  • Time line
  • Glossary
  • Further reading
  • Source notes
  • Bibliography
  • Image credits
  • Copyright acknowledgments
  • Index.