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The Black Panther Party : service to the people programs / the Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation ; edited and with an afterword by David Hilliard ; foreword by Cornel West.



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Publication date:
Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2008.
  • Book
  • xii, 158 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction to the Black Panther Party survival programs
  • Intercommunal Youth Institute
  • Community Learning Center
  • Son of Man Temple
  • Seniors Against a Fearful Environment (SAFE)
  • People's free medical research health clinics
  • Sickle-Cell Anemia Research Foundation
  • People's Free Ambulance Service
  • Free Breakfast for Schoolchildren Program
  • Free Food Program
  • Black Student Alliance
  • Landbanking
  • People's Free Employment Program
  • Intercommunal News Service
  • People's Cooperative Housing Program
  • Child Development Center
  • People's Free Shoe Program
  • People's Free Clothing Program
  • Free Plumbing and Maintenance Program
  • People's Free Pest Control Program
  • The Black Panther Party's ten-point program : March 29, 1972 platform
  • Legal Aid and Educational Program
  • Organizing a people's campaign
  • Black Panther Party position paper on the elimination of the offices of president and vice president
  • Songs by Elaine Brown and poetry by Ericka Huggins
  • Emory Douglas : art for the people's sake
  • Revolutionary suicide / by Huey P. Newton
  • "Toward the united front" from Blood in my eye / by George Jackson
  • And bid him sing / by David Graham DuBois
  • I am we / by Huey P. Newton
  • Afterword : how did you guys start all those programs? / by David Hilliard.
Publisher's Summary:
"The Black Panther Party" represents Black Panther Party members' coordinated responses over the last four decades to the failure of city, state, and federal bureaucrats to address the basic needs of their respective communities. The Party pioneered free social service programs that are now in the mainstream of American life.The Party's Sickle Cell Anemia Research Foundation, operated with Oakland's Children's Hospital, was among the nation's first such testing programs. Its Free Breakfast Program served as a model for national programs. Other initiatives included free clinics, grocery giveaways, school and education programs, senior programs, and legal aid programs.Published here for the first time in book form, "The Black Panther Party" makes the case that the programs' methods are viable models for addressing the persistent, basic social injustices and economic problems of today's American cities and suburbs.
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Hilliard, David.
Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation.

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