Up Against the Wall Violence in the Making and Unmaking of the Black Panther Party

ISBN-10: 1557288755

ISBN-13: 9781557288752

Edition: 2006

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Description: Curtis J. Austin's Up Against the Wall chronicles how violence brought about the founding of the Black Panther Party in 1966 by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale, dominated its policies, and finally destroyed the party as one member after another--Eldridge Cleaver, Fred Hampton, Alex Rackley--left the party, was killed, or was imprisoned. Austin shows how the party's early emphasis in the 1960s on self-defense, though sorely needed in black communities at the time, left it open to mischaracterization, infiltration, and devastation by local, state, and federal police forces and government agencies. Austin carefully highlights the internal tension between advocates of a more radical position than the Panthers took, who insisted on military confrontation with the state, and those such as Newton and David Hilliard, who believed in community organizing and alliance building as first priorities. Austin interviewed a number of party members who had heretofore remained silent. With the help of these stories, Austin is able to put the violent history of the party in perspective and show that the "survival" programs, such as the Free Breakfast for Children program and Free Health Clinics, helped the black communities they served to recognize their own bases of power and ability to save themselves.

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Book details

List price: $22.50
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
Publication date: 2/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 456
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Curtis J. Austin is an associate professor of history and codirector of the Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Elbert "Big Man" Howard was a founding member of the Black Panther Party and the editor of the party's newspaper.

Foreword
Introduction
Chronology of the Black Panther Party
Civil Wrongs and the Rise of Black Power
The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense
Speaking of Violence
Publicizing the Party
Growth and Transformation
Unjustifiable Homicides
Southern Discomfort
To the East ... and Back
The Rift
Conclusion
Acknowledgments
Ten Point Program: What We Want, What We Believe
Rules of the Black Panther Party
Partial Listing of BPP Chapters and Affiliates
Notes
Bibliographical Essay
Bibliography
Index
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