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The War Before : the True Life Story of Becoming a Black Panther, Keeping the Faith in Prison, and Fighting for Those Left Behind.

Author: Safiya Bukhari
Publisher: New York : Feminist Press at CUNY, 2010.
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The War Before traces Bukhari's lifelong commitment as an advocate for the rights of the oppressed. Following her journey from middle-class student to Black Panther to political prisoner, these writings provide an intimate view of a woman wrestling with the issues of her timethe troubled legacy of the Panthers, misogyny in the movement, her decision to convert to Islam, the incarceration of outspoken radicals, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Archives
Biography
History
Sources
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Named Person: Safiya Bukhari; Safiya Bukhari
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Safiya Bukhari
ISBN: 9781558616547 1558616543 9781558616103 1558616101
OCLC Number: 630541456
Description: 1 online resource (312 pages)
Contents: Title; Copyright; Contents 1; Contents 2; Preface; Foreword; Introduction; 1. Coming of Age; 2. Testimony; 3. Marriage Contract; 4. What is Security?; 5. Enemies and Friends; 6. On the Question of Sexism Within the Black Panther Party; 7. "Islam and Revolution" Is Not a Contradiction; 8. We Too Are Veterans; 9. This Is Worth Fighting For; 10. On the Question of Political Prisoners; 11. Building Support for Political Prisoners of War Incarcerated in North America; 12. Talks on the Black Panther Party and the Black Liberation Struggle; 13. Lest We Forget; 14. CBS Tries the New York Three. 15. Talking About Assata Shakur16. Free Mumia Abu-Jamal!; 17. COINTELPRO and the Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal; 18. Safiya Interviews Albert Nuh Washington; 19. Letter for the Parole of Jalil Muntaqim; 20. Q & A on Jericho 98; 21. Debate; 22. Kamau Sadiki; Afterword; Index.

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The War Before traces Bukhari's lifelong commitment as an advocate for the rights of the oppressed. Following her journey from middle-class student to Black Panther to political prisoner, these writings provide an intimate view of a woman wrestling with the issues of her timethe troubled legacy of the Panthers, misogyny in the movement, her decision to convert to Islam, the incarceration of outspoken radicals, and the families left behind. Her account unfolds with immediacy and passion, showing how the struggles of social justice movements have paved the way for the progress of today.

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