The Shadow of the Panther by Hugh Pearson
Huey Newton and the Price of Black Power in America

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In the most ambitious, engaging, and balanced examination of the myriad forces that gave rise to Huey Newton and the Black Panther Party, Pearson provides an unsparing, often shocking, portrait of brutality, self-destruction, and precipitous decline, and offers a racial reevaluation of their legacy. Photos.
 

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Pearson is a former editorial page writer for the Wall Street Journal and columnist for the Village Voice. He also serves on the board of directors of the New York Civil Liberties Union and is a member of the Authors Guild.
 
Published June 1, 1994 by Perseus Books. 422 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Pearson's charges are not altogether new, but his research buttresses his conclusion that Panther-like ``posturing'' will predominate over substance as long as some blacks promote themselves, with the collusion of the media, as ``pathological outsiders to the American mainstream.'' (b&w photos, n...

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In a devastating, compelling inside look at the Black Panthers, the militant party launched in 1966 that preached armed resistance to white racism and police brutality, Pacific News Service editor Pea

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In a devastating, compelling inside look at the Black Panthers, the militant party launched in 1966 that preached armed resistance to white racism and police brutality, Pacific News Service editor Pea

May 02 1994 | Read Full Review of The Shadow of the Panther: Hu...

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