Black Politics - White Power Civil Rights, Black Power, and the Black Panthers in New Haven

ISBN-10: 1881089606
ISBN-13: 9781881089605
Edition: 2000
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Description: The popular media have portrayed the Black Panthers mainly for the rhetoric of violence some members employed and for the associations between the Panthers and a black militancy drawing on racial hostility to whites in general. Overlooked have been  More...

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Book details

Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/26/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

The popular media have portrayed the Black Panthers mainly for the rhetoric of violence some members employed and for the associations between the Panthers and a black militancy drawing on racial hostility to whites in general. Overlooked have been the efforts that branches of the organization undertook for practical economic and social progress within African-American neighborhoods, frequently in alliance with whites. Yohuru Williams' study of black politics in New Haven culminating in the arrival of the Panthers argues that the increasing militancy in the black community there was motivated not by abstractions of black cultural integrity but by the continuing frustrations the leadership suffered in its dealings with the city's white liberal establishment. Black Politics/White Power is an important contribution to a discovery of the complexities of racial politics during the angry late sixties and early seventies.

List of Tables
List of Figures
List of Abbreviations
Preface: War Without Bloodshed?
Introduction: When the Colored Began Moving In, We Knew Our Neighborhood Was In Trouble
The Babylon of Black Togetherness
In 1962 Richard C. Lee Was the Civil Rights Leader in New Haven
A New Day in Babylon
There Is a Riot Going On
Enter the Black Panthers
Servants of the People
No Haven
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index

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