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By Philip S. Foner (ed.)

"Essential interpreting if you happen to would favor to pass judgement on the Panther flow for themselves."—Library Journal

Here are Huey P. Newton, Bobby Seale, Eldridge Cleaver, and Fred Hampton; Kathleen Cleaver and different Panther girls; the party's courtroom battles and acquittals; its positions on black separatism, the facility constitution, the police, violence, and schooling; in addition to songs, poems, and political cartoons. this can be the tale at the back of the Black Panthers.

Philip S. Foner used to be probably the most famous Marxist historians within the usa. A prolific writer and editor, he tirelessly documented the lives of staff, African americans, and political radicals.

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Police bulletin boards featured descriptions of Party members and their cars. On foot or driving around, Panthers would be stopped and arrested on charges ranging from petty traffic violations to spitting on the side­ walk. Newton was stopped almost daily by the police intent on arresting him . Early i n the morning o f October 28, 1 967, an Oakland police ca r reported over the radio that one o f the occupants was asking for a license check on a tan VW and that he planned to stop it at Seventh and Willow.

23. Everyone in a leadership position must read no less than two hours per day to keep abreast of the changing political situation. 24. No chapter or branch shall accept grants, poverty funds, money or any other aid from any government agency without contacting the National Headquarters. 25. All chapters must adhere to the policy and the ideology laid down by the CENTRAL COMMITTEE of the BLACK PAN­ THER PARTY. 26. All Branches must submit weekly reports in writing to their respective Chapters. I Points of Attention 1) 2) 3) 4) Speak politely.

A month later, following a raid on his home, Seale was arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit murder. Newly formed Party branches were raided across the country. On April 3, a public Party meetin g was broken up by armed searches by Oakland police. , was assassinated, and in the next few days riots exploded in the black ghettos of over one hundred cities in the United States. But Oakland was not among them. It was the Black Panther Party, pictured daily in the press as "gun-toting crazies who shriek a_nd practice violence," which was responsible.

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