GO WEST Reading Series: Joshua Bloom
Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party
Date / Time:
Saturday, Apr 27, 2013, 2:00–4:00 p.m.
The Autry in Griffith Park
Museum Admission Rates Apply / Free for Autry Members
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Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party, by Joshua Bloom and Waldo E. Martin Jr., is the first comprehensive analysis of the history and politics of the Black Panther Party. The authors analyze key political questions, such as why so many young black people across the country risked their lives for the cultural revolution, why the Black Panther Party grew most rapidly during the height of its repression, and why allies abandoned the Party at its peak of influence. Bold, engrossing, and richly detailed, this book cuts through the mythology and obfuscation, revealing the political dynamics that drove the explosive growth of this revolutionary movement, as well as its disastrous unraveling.
Joshua Bloom is a fellow at the Ralph J. Bunche Center at UCLA. He is the co-editor of Working for Justice: The L.A. Model of Organizing and Advocacy and the editor of the Black Panther Newspaper Collection.
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