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To Die for the People


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Print: NY Times, NY Review of Books, New Yorker, Newsweek, LA Times Book Review, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Bay Guardian, ColorLines, Black Scholar, The Nation, Utne Reader, Mother Jones, Atlantic Monthly, Bookforum, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Multicultural Review, The Progressive, Black Issues Book Review, African American Review Online: BlackCommentator.com, Z-Net, AlterNet, Counterpunch Book Clubs: Black Minds Book Club, Progressive Book Club, African American Literature Book Club Academic marketing: Strong course adoption potential for African American Studies, Sociology, History, and American Studies departments. Working with advice from David Hilliard, a Black Liberation scholar and director of the Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation, on academic opportunities. OAH, ASALH (Oct. 2009)

About the Author

Huey Newton was co-founder and leader of the Black Panther Party, and its chief theoretician. In 1967 Newton was arrested and charged with killing an Oakland police officer during a dispute, leading to a much-publicized "Free Huey" campaign. In 1980, Newton earned a doctorate in philosophy from the University of California. He died in 1989. Toni Morrison is a Nobel-prize winning American author, editor and professor. Among the best known of her novels are The Bluest Eye, Song of Solomon, and Beloved, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1988. Elaine Brown became, in 1974, the first and only woman to lead the Black Panther Party. Today, as an activist, writer and popular lecturer, she promotes the vision of an inclusive and egalitarian society, focusing on resolving problems of race, gender oppression and class disparity in the United States.


From Library Journal's review for The Huey Newton Reader: "... passionate and captivating writings that reveal a widely read political theorist committed to putting theory into practice to make a better world. This book is essential reading and primary-source research material for understanding the Black Panther Party, grass-roots organizing at its best, and the black power movement. "

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