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Author Pharr, Wayne, 1950-
Title Nine lives of a Black Panther : a story of survival / Wayne Pharr.
Imprint Chicago : Chicago Review Press, 2014.

Author Pharr, Wayne, 1950-
Subject Pharr, Wayne, 1950-
Black Panther Party. Southern California Chapter -- Biography.
Black Panther Party. Southern California Chapter -- History.
African American political activists -- California -- Los Angeles -- Biography.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 20th century.
Political violence -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 20th century.
Police-community relations -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 20th century.
African American youth -- California -- Los Angeles -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Criminals -- California -- Los Angeles -- Biography.
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Biography.
Description 1 online resource (324 pages)
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Summary In the early morning hours of December 8, 1969, hundreds of SWAT officers engaged in a violent battle with a handful of Los Angeles-based members of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense (BPP). Five hours and 5,000 rounds of ammunition later, three SWAT team members and three Black Panthers lay wounded. For the Panthers and the community that supported them, the shootout symbolized a victory, and a key reason for that victory was the actions of a 19-year-old rank-and-file member of the BPP.
Contents Front Cover; Front Flip; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1: Showdown at Sunrise; Chapter 2: Back Home; Chapter 3: Fighting Integration; Chapter 4: Legitimate Grievances; Chapter 5: Black is Beautiful; Chapter 6: A Necessary Step Toward Justice; Chapter 7: Committed to Watts; Chapter 8: Leading Panthers; Chapter 9: Divide and Conquer; Chapter 10: Alpha and Omega; Chapter 11: Serving the People; Chapter 12: New Blood; Chapter 13: Blood and Guts; Chapter 14: Gettin' Ready; Chapter 15: Busted; Chapter 16: Trying Times; Chapter 17: Gangsta Style.
Chapter 18: Torn AsunderChapter 19: The Promise of Tomorrow; Chapter 20: The Limits of Freedom; Chapter 21: Family Business; Epilogue: Honor and Sacrifice; Was it Worth it -- Index; Back Flip; Back Cover.
ISBN 9781613749197 (electronic bk.)
1613749198 (electronic bk.)
9781613749173 (electronic bk.)
1613749171 (electronic bk.)
9781613749166
OCLC # 881887316
Additional Format Print version: Pharr, Wayne. Nine lives of a Black Panther. Chicago : Chicago Review Press, ©2014 9781613749166.