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Living for the City: Migration, Education, and the Rise of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, California (John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture)

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In this nuanced and groundbreaking history, Donna Murch argues that the Black Panther Party (BPP) started with a study group. Drawing on oral history and untapped archival sources, she explains how a relatively small city with a recent history of African American settlement produced such compelling and influential forms of Black Power politics.

During an era of expansion and political struggle in California's system of public higher education, black southern migrants formed the BPP. In the early 1960s, attending Merritt College and other public universities radicalized Huey Newton, Bobby Seale, and many of the young people who joined the Panthers' rank and file. In the face of social crisis and police violence, the most disfranchised sectors of the East Bay's African American community--young, poor, and migrant--challenged the legitimacy of state authorities and of an older generation of black leadership. By excavating this hidden history, Living for the City broadens the scholarship of the Black Power movement by documenting the contributions of black students and youth who created new forms of organization, grassroots mobilization, and political literacy.

Synopsis:

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 migrant--challenged the legitimacy of state authorities and of an older generation of black leadership.

About the Author

Donna Murch is assistant professor of history at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807871133
Author:
Murch, Donna
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
Discrimination & Racism
Subject:
Sociology - Urban
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
United States - State & Local - West
Subject:
United States - 20th Century/60s
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Black Panther Party; Afro-American Association; Merritt College; postwar America; urban history; Black Power; Civil Rights; Long Civil Rights Movement; California history; Black Studies; postwar Oakland; San Francisco Bay Area; student movement; Black Rad
Subject:
Black Panther Party; Afro-American Association; Merritt College; postwar America; urban history; Black Power; Civil Rights; Long Civil Rights Movement; California history; Black Studies; postwar Oakland; San Francisco Bay Area; student movement; Black Rad
Subject:
Black Panther Party; Afro-American Association; Merritt College; postwar America; urban history; Black Power; Civil Rights; Long Civil Rights Movement; California history; Black Studies; postwar Oakland; San Francisco Bay Area; student movement; Black Rad
Subject:
Black Panther Party; Afro-American Association; Merritt College; postwar America; urban history; Black Power; Civil Rights; Long Civil Rights Movement; California history; Black Studies; postwar Oakland; San Francisco Bay Area; student movement; Black Rad
Subject:
Black Panther Party; Afro-American Association; Merritt College; postwar America; urban history; Black Power; Civil Rights; Long Civil Rights Movement; California history; Black Studies; postwar Oakland; San Francisco Bay Area; student movement; Black Rad
Subject:
Black Panther Party; Afro-American Association; Merritt College; postwar America; urban history; Black Power; Civil Rights; Long Civil Rights Movement; California history; Black Studies; postwar Oakland; San Francisco Bay Area; student movement; Black Rad
Subject:
Black Panther Party; Afro-American Association; Merritt College; postwar America; urban history; Black Power; Civil Rights; Long Civil Rights Movement; California history; Black Studies; postwar Oakland; San Francisco Bay Area; student movement; Black Rad
Subject:
Black Panther Party; Afro-American Association; Merritt College; postwar America; urban history; Black Power; Civil Rights; Long Civil Rights Movement; California history; Black Studies; postwar Oakland; San Francisco Bay Area; student movement; Black Rad
Subject:
Black Panther Party; Afro-American Association; Merritt College; postwar America; urban history; Black Power; Civil Rights; Long Civil Rights Movement; California history; Black Studies; postwar Oakland; San Francisco Bay Area; student movement; Black Rad
Subject:
Black Panther Party; Afro-American Association; Merritt College; postwar America; urban history; Black Power; Civil Rights; Long Civil Rights Movement; California history; Black Studies; postwar Oakland; San Francisco Bay Area; student movement; Black Rad
Subject:
Black Panther Party; Afro-American Association; Merritt College; postwar America; urban history; Black Power; Civil Rights; Long Civil Rights Movement; California history; Black Studies; postwar Oakland; San Francisco Bay Area; student movement; Black Rad
Subject:
Black Panther Party; Afro-American Association; Merritt College; postwar America; urban history; Black Power; Civil Rights; Long Civil Rights Movement; California history; Black Studies; postwar Oakland; San Francisco Bay Area; student movement; Black Rad
Subject:
Black Panther Party; Afro-American Association; Merritt College; postwar America; urban history; Black Power; Civil Rights; Long Civil Rights Movement; California history; Black Studies; postwar Oakland; San Francisco Bay Area; student movement; Black Rad
Subject:
Black Panther Party; Afro-American Association; Merritt College; postwar America; urban history; Black Power; Civil Rights; Long Civil Rights Movement; California history; Black Studies; postwar Oakland; San Francisco Bay Area; student movement; Black Rad
Subject:
Black Panther Party; Afro-American Association; Merritt College; postwar America; urban history; Black Power; Civil Rights; Long Civil Rights Movement; California history; Black Studies; postwar Oakland; San Francisco Bay Area; student movement; Black Rad
Subject:
Black Panther Party; Afro-American Association; Merritt College; postwar America; urban history; Black Power; Civil Rights; Long Civil Rights Movement; California history; Black Studies; postwar Oakland; San Francisco Bay Area; student movement; Black Rad
Subject:
Black Panther Party; Afro-American Association; Merritt College; postwar America; urban history; Black Power; Civil Rights; Long Civil Rights Movement; California history; Black Studies; postwar Oakland; San Francisco Bay Area; student movement; Black Rad
Subject:
Black Panther Party; Afro-American Association; Merritt College; postwar America; urban history; Black Power; Civil Rights; Long Civil Rights Movement; California history; Black Studies; postwar Oakland; San Francisco Bay Area; student movement; Black Rad
Subject:
Black Panther Party; Afro-American Association; Merritt College; postwar America; urban history; Black Power; Civil Rights; Long Civil Rights Movement; California history; Black Studies; postwar Oakland; San Francisco Bay Area; student movement; Black Rad
Subject:
Black Panther Party; Afro-American Association; Merritt College; postwar America; urban history; Black Power; Civil Rights; Long Civil Rights Movement; California history; Black Studies; postwar Oakland; San Francisco Bay Area; student movement; Black Rad
Subject:
Black Panther Party; Afro-American Association; Merritt College; postwar America; urban history; Black Power; Civil Rights; Long Civil Rights Movement; California history; Black Studies; postwar Oakland; San Francisco Bay Area; student movement; Black Rad
Subject:
Black Panther Party; Afro-American Association; Merritt College; postwar America; urban history; Black Power; Civil Rights; Long Civil Rights Movement; California history; Black Studies; postwar Oakland; San Francisco Bay Area; student movement; Black Rad
Subject:
Black Panther Party; Afro-American Association; Merritt College; postwar America; urban history; Black Power; Civil Rights; Long Civil Rights Movement; California history; Black Studies; postwar Oakland; San Francisco Bay Area; student movement; Black Rad
Subject:
Black Panther Party; Afro-American Association; Merritt College; postwar America; urban history; Black Power; Civil Rights; Long Civil Rights Movement; California history; Black Studies; postwar Oakland; San Francisco Bay Area; student movement; Black Rad
Subject:
Black Panther Party; Afro-American Association; Merritt College; postwar America; urban history; Black Power; Civil Rights; Long Civil Rights Movement; California history; Black Studies; postwar Oakland; San Francisco Bay Area; student movement; Black Rad
Subject:
Black Panther Party; Afro-American Association; Merritt College; postwar America; urban history; Black Power; Civil Rights; Long Civil Rights Movement; California history; Black Studies; postwar Oakland; San Francisco Bay Area; student movement; Black Rad
Subject:
Black Panther Party; Afro-American Association; Merritt College; postwar America; urban history; Black Power; Civil Rights; Long Civil Rights Movement; California history; Black Studies; postwar Oakland; San Francisco Bay Area; student movement; Black Rad
Subject:
Black Panther Party; Afro-American Association; Merritt College; postwar America; urban history; Black Power; Civil Rights; Long Civil Rights Movement; California history; Black Studies; postwar Oakland; San Francisco Bay Area; student movement; Black Rad
Subject:
Black Panther Party; Afro-American Association; Merritt College; postwar America; urban history; Black Power; Civil Rights; Long Civil Rights Movement; California history; Black Studies; postwar Oakland; San Francisco Bay Area; student movement; Black Rad
Subject:
Black Panther Party; Afro-American Association; Merritt College; postwar America; urban history; Black Power; Civil Rights; Long Civil Rights Movement; California history; Black Studies; postwar Oakland; San Francisco Bay Area; student movement; Black Rad
Subject:
Black Panther Party; Afro-American Association; Merritt College; postwar America; urban history; Black Power; Civil Rights; Long Civil Rights Movement; California history; Black Studies; postwar Oakland; San Francisco Bay Area; student movement; Black Rad
Subject:
Black Panther Party; Afro-American Association; Merritt College; postwar America; urban history; Black Power; Civil Rights; Long Civil Rights Movement; California history; Black Studies; postwar Oakland; San Francisco Bay Area; student movement; Black Rad
Subject:
Black Panther Party
Subject:
Afro-American Association
Subject:
Merritt College
Subject:
postwar America
Subject:
urban history
Subject:
Black power
Subject:
Civil Rights
Subject:
Long Civil Rights Movement
Subject:
California History.
Subject:
BLACK STUDIES
Subject:
postwar Oakland
Subject:
San Francisco Bay Area
Subject:
Student movement
Subject:
Black Radicalism
Subject:
Black nationalism
Subject:
Huey Newton
Subject:
Donald Warden
Subject:
Bobby Seale
Subject:
Ronald Dellums
Subject:
Higher education
Subject:
black migration
Subject:
black nationalist ideology
Subject:
East Bay
Subject:
UC Berkley
Subject:
post war white flight
Subject:
Deindustrialization.
Subject:
southern migration
Subject:
black city officials
Subject:
student riots
Subject:
black power politics
Subject:
black southern transplants in California
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Oral histories
Subject:
Community education.
Subject:
African American Studies-Black Heritage
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
black city off
Subject:
icials
Subject:
black southern tran
Subject:
splants in California
Subject:
BL
Subject:
ack Studies
Subject:
Merri
Subject:
tt College
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
30 illus., 2 maps
Pages:
344
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in

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Living for the City: Migration, Education, and the Rise of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, California (John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture) New Trade Paper
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"Synopsis" by , 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 migrant--challenged the legitimacy of state authorities and of an older generation of black leadership.

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