Books on the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense

The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense founded by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale.

Huey: Spirit of the Panther Cover Image
By David Hilliard, Keith Zimmerman (With), Kent Zimmerman (With), Fredrika Newton (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781560258971
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Published: Basic Books - October 26th, 2006

Huey P. Newton remains one of the most misunderstood political figures of the twentieth century. As cofounder and leader of the Black Panther Party for more than twenty years, Newton (1942-1989) was at the forefront of the radical political activism of the 1960s and '70s. Raised in poverty in Oakland, California, and named for corrupt Louisiana governor Huey P.

Seize the Time: And Other Plays Cover Image
By Seale
ISBN: 9780933121300
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Published: Black Classic Press - November 15th, 1996

A Taste of Power: A Black Woman's Story Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385471077
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Published: Anchor - December 1st, 1993

Elaine Brown assumed her role as the first and only female leader of the Black Panther Party with these words: “I have all the guns and all the money. I can withstand challenge from without and from within. Am I right, Comrade?” It was August 1974.

Black Panthers Speak Cover Image
By Philip S. Foner (Editor), Clayborne Carson (Introduction by), Barbara Ransby (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781608463282
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Published: Haymarket Books - March 25th, 2014

"Essential reading for those who would prefer to judge the Panther movement for themselves."--Library Journal

Last Man Standing: The Tragedy and Triumph of Geronimo Pratt Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385493680
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Published: Anchor - November 6th, 2001

Jack Olsen's Last Man Standing is the gripping story of Geronimo Pratt, war hero and community leader, who was framed by the FBI in one of the greatest travesties of justice in American history.

Die Nigger Die!: A Political Autobiography of Jamil Abdullah al-Amin Cover Image
ISBN: 9781556524523
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Published: Chicago Review Press - April 1st, 2002

More than any other black leader, H. Rap Brown, chairman of the radical Black Power organization Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), came to symbolize the ideology of black revolution. This autobiography—which was first published in 1969, went through seven printings and has long been unavailable—chronicles the making of a revolutionary.

Party Music: The Inside Story of the Black Panthers' Band and How Black Power Transformed Soul Music Cover Image
By Rickey Vincent, Boots Riley (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781613744925
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Published: Chicago Review Press - October 1st, 2013

Connecting the black music tradition with the black activist tradition, Party Music brings both into greater focus than ever before and reveals just how strongly the black power movement was felt on the streets of black America.

Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight against Medical Discrimination Cover Image
ISBN: 9780816676491
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Published: Univ Of Minnesota Press - September 1st, 2013

Between its founding in 1966 and its formal end in 1980, the Black Panther Party blazed a distinctive trail in American political culture. The Black Panthers are most often remembered for their revolutionary rhetoric and militant action.

Soledad Brother: The Prison Letters of George Jackson Cover Image
By George Jackson, Jean Genet (Introduction by), Jr. Jackson, Jonathan (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781556522307
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Published: Chicago Review Press - September 1st, 1994

A collection of Jackson's letters from prison, Soledad Brother is an outspoken condemnation of the racism of white America and a powerful appraisal of the prison system that failed to break his spirit but eventually took his life. Jackson's letters make palpable the intense feelings of anger and rebellion that filled black men in America's prisons in the 1960s.

Blood in My Eye Cover Image
ISBN: 9780933121232
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Published: Black Classic Press - December 19th, 1996

Blood In My Eye was completed only days before it's author was killed. George Jackson died on August 21, 1971 at the hands of San Quentin prison guards during an alleged escape attempt. At eighteen, George Jackson was convicted of stealing seventy dollars from a gas station and was sentenced from one year to life.

The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther Cover Image
ISBN: 9781569767092
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Published: Chicago Review Press - April 1st, 2011

It’s around 7:00 a.m. on December 4, 1969, and attorney Jeff Haas is in a police lockup in Chicago, interviewing Fred Hampton’s fiancée. She is describing how the police pulled her from the room as Fred lay unconscious on their bed. She heard one officer say, “He’s still alive.” She then heard two shots.

Howard L. Bingham's Black Panthers 1968 Cover Image
By Howard Bingham (Photographer), Tessa Hicks (Essay by), Mar Hollingsworth (Essay by)
ISBN: 9781934429662
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Published: Ammo Books - November 1st, 2010

The infamous Black Panther party made history as the radical African-American organization established to promote civil rights and self-defense from the mid-1960s to the 1970s.

Power to the People: The World of the Black Panthers Cover Image
By Stephen Shames (By (photographer)), Bobby Seale
ISBN: 9781419722400
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Published: Abrams - October 18th, 2016

In words and photographs, Power to the People is the story of the controversial Black Panther Party, founded 50 years ago in 1966 by Bobby Seale and Huey P.

The Black Panthers: Portraits from an Unfinished Revolution Cover Image
ISBN: 9781568585550
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Published: Nation Books - September 13th, 2016

"Brilliant, painful, enlightening, tearful, tragic, sad, and funny, this photo-essay book is at its core about healing, and about the social justice work that still needs to be done in the era of hip-hop, Black Lives Matter, and the historic presidency of Barack Obama." -Kevin Powell, author of The Education of Kevin Powell: A Boy's Journey into Manhood