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Living for the city : migration, education, and the rise of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, California

Author: Donna Jean Murch
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2010] ©2010
Series: John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this nuanced and groundbreaking history, Murch explores how black southern migrants formed the Black Panther Party (BPP) during an era of expansion and political struggle in California's system of public higher education. The BPP started with a study group, she argues. In the face of social crisis and police violence, the most disfranchised sectors of the East Bay's African American community--young, poor, and  Read more...
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Murch, Donna Jean.
Living for the city.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2010013694
(OCoLC)441211712
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Donna Jean Murch
ISBN: 9780807895856 0807895857 9781469606255 1469606259
OCLC Number: 707924290
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 312 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Introduction --
City of migrants, 1940-1960 --
Canaan bound --
Fortress California --
The campus and the street, 1961-1966 --
We care enough to tell it --
A campus where Black power won --
Black power and urban movement, 1966-1982 --
Men with guns --
Survival pending revolution --
A chicken in every bag.
Series Title: John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture.
Responsibility: Donna Jean Murch.

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Argues that the Black Panther Party (BPP) started with a study group. Drawing on oral history and archival sources, the author explains how a relatively small city with a history of African American  Read more...

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