The Huey P. Newton Reader

Front Cover
Seven Stories Press, 2002 - Social Science - 363 pages
The first comprehensive collection of writings by the Black Panther Party founder and revolutionary icon of the black liberation era, The Huey P. Newton Reader combines now-classic texts ranging in topic from the formation of the Black Panthers, African Americans and armed self-defense, Eldridge Cleaver's controversial expulsion from the Party, FBI infiltration of civil rights groups, the Vietnam War, and the burgeoning feminist movement with never-before-published writings from the Black Panther Party archives and Newton's private collection, including articles on President Nixon, prison martyr George Jackson, Pan-Africanism, affirmative action, and the author's only written account of his political exile in Cuba in the mid-1970s. Eldridge Cleaver, Bobby Seale, Angela Davis, Mumia Abu-Jamal, and Geronimo Pratt all came to international prominence through Newton's groundbreaking political activism. Additionally, Newton served as the Party's chief intellectual engine, conversing with world leaders such as Yasser Arafat, Chinese Premier Chou Enlai, and Mozambique President Samora Moises Machel among others.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

The Huey P. Newton Reader

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

This is the first collection of writings by the founder of the Black Panther Party since his death in 1989. Ten of the 36 selections were published in To Die for the People, an earlier collection ... Read full review

The Huey P Newton Reader

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

This is the first collection of writings by the founder of the Black Panther Party since his death in 1989. Ten of the 36 selections were published in To Die for the People, an earlier collection ... Read full review

Selected pages

Contents

Scoring
25
Freedom
38
Bobby Seale
44
The Founding of the Black Panther Party
49
Patrolling
53
Sacramento and the Panther Bill
67
October 28 1967
73
Trial
79
April 17 1971
200
May 1 1971
209
May 191971
214
June 51971
227
October 23 1971
234
Eulogy for George Jackson 1971
241
December 1 1972
248
1972
256

May 15 1967
131
June 201967
134
July 31967
138
July 20 1967
142
January 17 1969
147
August 15 1969
150
January 3 1970
154
August 15 1970
157
November 18 1970
160
The Second Wave
177
February 1971
181
In Conversation with William F Buckley February 11 1973
267
He Is No James Baldwin 1973
285
1974
295
1974
304
1974
313
1974
317
Letters on the Bakke Case September 22 1977
331
1980
337
Publication History
360
Selected Bibliography
361
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

About the author (2002)

Beginning with his founding of the Black Panther Party in 1966, HUEY P. NEWTON (1941–89) set the political stage for events that would quickly place him and the Panthers at the forefront of the African American liberation movement for the next twenty years.
DAVID HILLIARD is a founding member and former chief of staff of the Black Panther Party. He is the author of This Side of Glory: The Autobiography of David Hilliard and the Story of the Black Panther Party and currently serves as executive director of the Dr.Huey P. Newton Foundation in Oakland, California.
DONALD WIESE is the editor of Black Like Us: A Century of Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual African-American Fiction. He lives in San Francisco.

Bibliographic information