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My people are rising : memoir of a Black Panther Party captain

Author: Aaron Floyd Dixon
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Haymarket Books, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Autobiography of Aaron Dixon who founded the Seattle, Washington, chapter of the Black Panther Party in 1968, discussing his radicalization and the legacy of Black Power.

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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Named Person: Aaron Floyd Dixon
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aaron Floyd Dixon
ISBN: 9781608461783 1608461785
OCLC Number: 756581722
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 345 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Our family journey begins: Ancestors --
Our family journey begins --
The search for home --
Rumblings in the South --
Sticking together --
The tide of the movement: Slow awakening --
Stokely comes to town --
The tide of the movement --
The death of Martin Luther King Jr. --
The Panther emerges --
7th and Wood, April 1968 --
July 1968, Seattle: The Panther comes to Seattle --
Huey and the UN --
July 1968, Seattle --
The unromantic revolution --
Death in winter --
The purge --
COINTELPRO is unleashed: COINTELPRO is unleashed --
The chairman is kidnapped --
The resurrection of the Seattle chapter, September 1969 --
The murder of Fred Hampton --
Day-to-day survival --
Huey is set free --
Seattle: riot 18 --
A party divided: the split. A party divided: the split --
Centralization, March 1972 --
The campaign, 1973 --
The godfather on Lake Merritt --
Elaine's rise to power --
The other side of the coin --
The end of the line. The death of Deacon --
Oakland is ours --
Huey's return --
The Richmond incident --
The end of the line --
The last hurrah.
Responsibility: Aaron Dixon ; foreword by Judson L. Jeffries.


A compelling look at the rise and fall of the Black Panther generation, through the eyes of a founding member.  Read more...


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"This book is a moving memoir experience: a must read. The dramatic life cycle rise of a youthful sixties political revolutionary."-Bobby Seale, founding Chairman and National Organizer of the Black Read more...

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