By Philip S. Foner (ed.)
"Essential interpreting in case you would like to pass judgement on the Panther stream for themselves."—Library Journal
Here are Huey P. Newton, Bobby Seale, Eldridge Cleaver, and Fred Hampton; Kathleen Cleaver and different Panther girls; the party's courtroom battles and acquittals; its positions on black separatism, the ability constitution, the police, violence, and schooling; in addition to songs, poems, and political cartoons. this can be the tale in the back of the Black Panthers.
Philip S. Foner used to be the most famous Marxist historians within the usa. A prolific writer and editor, he tirelessly documented the lives of employees, African american citizens, and political radicals.
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A month later, following a raid on his home, Seale was arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit murder. Newly formed Party branches were raided across the country. On April 3, a public Party meetin g was broken up by armed searches by Oakland police. , was assassinated, and in the next few days riots exploded in the black ghettos of over one hundred cities in the United States. But Oakland was not among them. It was the Black Panther Party, pictured daily in the press as "gun-toting crazies who shriek a_nd practice violence," which was responsible.
9. We want all black people when brought to trial to be tried in court by a ;ury of their peer group or people from their black com munities, as defined by the Constitution of the United States. We believe that the courts should follow the United States Con stitution so that black people will receive fair trials. S. Constitution gives a man a right to be tried by his peer group. A peer is a person from a similar economic, social, religious, geographical, environmental, historical and racial background.
The Commission might have added, first, that black Americans had taken up guns and practiced self-defense in the struggle against slavery, kidnappers of fugitive slaves, anti-Negro rioters, and lynchers, and, secondly, that organized white and black workers had also armed themselves and used guns in self-defense against armed vigilantes, Pinkerton Detectives, militias, and police serving the interests of antiunion employers . "The readiness of police to use their weapons is a tenet of black town life," W.