390 pages : ill.; illustrations, photographs ; 26 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
"Coretta Scott King Honor Winner" - Front cover
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Junior Library Guild
"In this comprehensive, inspiring, and all-too-relevant history of the Black Panther Party, Kekla Magoon introduces readers to the Panthers' community activism, grounded in the concept of self-defense, which taught Black Americans how to protect and support themselves in a country that treated them like second-class citizens. For too long the Panthers' story has been a footnote to the civil rights movement rather than what it was: a revolutionary socialist movement that drew thousands of members-mostly women-and became the target of one of the most sustained repression efforts ever made by the U.S. government against its own citizens"--Provided by publisher.