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The Resource We want freedom : a life in the Black Panther Party, Mumia Abu-Jamal ; [introduction by Kathleen Cleaver]

We want freedom : a life in the Black Panther Party, Mumia Abu-Jamal ; [introduction by Kathleen Cleaver]

Label
We want freedom : a life in the Black Panther Party
Title
We want freedom
Title remainder
a life in the Black Panther Party
Statement of responsibility
Mumia Abu-Jamal ; [introduction by Kathleen Cleaver]
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In his youth Mumia Abu-Jamal helped found the Philadelphia branch of the Black Panther Party, wrote for the national newspaper, and began his life-long work of exposing the violence of the state as it manifests in entrenched poverty, endemic racism, and unending police brutality and celebrating a people's unending quest for freedom. In We Want Freedom, Mumia combines personal experience with extensive research to provide a compelling history of the Black Panther Party-what it was, where it came from, and what rose from its ashes. Mumia also pays special attention to the U.S. government's disruption of the organization through COINTELPRO and similar operations. While Abu-Jamal is a prolific writer and probably the world's most famous political prisoner, this book is unlike any of Mumia's previous works. In We Want Freedom, Abu-Jamal applies his sharp critical faculties to an examination of one of the U.S.'s most revolutionary and most misrepresented groups. A subject previously explored by various historians and forever ripe for "insider" accounts, the Black Panther Party has not yet been addressed by a writer with the well-earned international acclaim of Abu-Jamal, nor with his unique combination of a powerful, even poetic, voice and an unsparing critical gaze. Abu-Jamal is able to make his own Black Panther Party days come alive as well as help situate the organization within its historical context, a context that included both great revolutionary fervor and hope, and great repression. In this era, when the US PATRIOT Act dismantles some of the same rights and freedoms violated by the FBI in their attack on the Black Panther Party, the story of how the Party grew and matured while combating such invasions is a welcome and essential lesson
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Abu-Jamal, Mumia
Dewey number
  • 322.4/2/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.97.A18
LC item number
A3 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Abu-Jamal, Mumia
  • Black Panther Party
  • Black Panther Party
  • African American political activists
  • Political activists
  • African American prisoners
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Label
We want freedom : a life in the Black Panther Party, Mumia Abu-Jamal ; [introduction by Kathleen Cleaver]
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [277]-282) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The beginnings of the Black Panther Party and the history it sprang from -- The deep roots of the struggle for Black liberation -- A Panther walks in Philly -- The Black Panther Party -- "Huey's party" grows -- The empire strikes back : Cointelpro -- A woman's party -- A Panther's life -- The split -- One, two, many parties
Control code
53919937
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xviii, 292 pages
Isbn
9780896087187
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003026777
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
We want freedom : a life in the Black Panther Party, Mumia Abu-Jamal ; [introduction by Kathleen Cleaver]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [277]-282) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The beginnings of the Black Panther Party and the history it sprang from -- The deep roots of the struggle for Black liberation -- A Panther walks in Philly -- The Black Panther Party -- "Huey's party" grows -- The empire strikes back : Cointelpro -- A woman's party -- A Panther's life -- The split -- One, two, many parties
Control code
53919937
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xviii, 292 pages
Isbn
9780896087187
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003026777
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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