The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense knew what they wanted. They were young. They were black. They couldn't be ignored. Their ten-point platform was just the beginning of an unforgettable period in the history of this nation's civil rights movement. By 1967 the Black Panthers had established themselves as a force to be reckoned with. Their ideas, their agenda, their fight for equality for African Americans, put these outspoken youth on the map of American politics.
In this intriguing, comprehensive book, award-winning author Jim Haskins outlines the conditions that set the stage for the party's founding. Haskins tells what motivated the party's leaders, Huey Newton and Bobby Seale. And finally, the author relates how the Black Panthers, at one time a powerful and focused organization, suffered a painful demise.
Dynamic photographs offer an in-your-face look at the Black Panthers in action.
Jim Haskins was a four-time Coretta Scott King Honor winner, and the author of more than one hundred books for young adult and adult readers. Haskins was also a professor of English at the University of Florida, Gainesville,
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