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On the Ground: The Black Panther Party in Communities across America

Judson L. Jeffries (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734928
eISBN:
9781621035916
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734928.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The Black Panther Party suffers from a distorted image largely framed by television and print media, including the Panthers’ own newspaper. These sources frequently reduced the entire organization to ... More


The Big Easy was Anything but for the Panthers

Orissa Arend and Judson L. Jeffries

in On the Ground: The Black Panther Party in Communities across America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734928
eISBN:
9781621035916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734928.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

In 1969, the National Committee to Combat Fascism (NCCF) was established in New Orleans, nicknamed the Big Easy. The city presented aspiring Black Panthers with a unique set of circumstances by ... More


[Untitled]: Serving the People Body and Soul

Alondra Nelson

in Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight against Medical Discrimination

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676484
eISBN:
9781452948164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676484.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This introductory chapter provides a background to the radical political organization that emerged in Oakland, California called the Black Panther Party. It talks about the Black Panther’s survival ... More


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