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Author Murch, Donna Jean,
Title Living for the city : migration, education, and the rise of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, California / Donna Jean Murch.
Imprint Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2010]

Author Murch, Donna Jean,
Series The John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture
John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture.
Subject Black Panther Party -- History.
African Americans -- California -- Oakland -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
African Americans -- California -- Oakland -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Southern States -- Migrations -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Education (Higher) -- California -- History -- 20th century.
Education, Higher -- California -- History -- 20th century.
Oakland (Calif.) -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Oakland (Calif.) -- Ethnic relations.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 312 pages) : illustrations, maps.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-303) and index.
Contents Introduction -- City of migrants, 1940-1960 -- Canaan bound -- Fortress California -- The campus and the street, 1961-1966 -- We care enough to tell it -- A campus where Black power won -- Black power and urban movement, 1966-1982 -- Men with guns -- Survival pending revolution -- A chicken in every bag.
Summary In this nuanced and groundbreaking history, Murch explores how black southern migrants formed the Black Panther Party (BPP) during an era of expansion and political struggle in California's system of public higher education. The BPP started with a study group, she argues. In the face of social crisis and police violence, the most disfranchised sectors of the East Bay's African American community--young, poor, and migrant--challenged the legitimacy of state authorities and of an older generation of black leadership.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780807895856 (electronic bk.)
0807895857 (electronic bk.)
9781469606255 (electronic bk.)
1469606259 (electronic bk.)
9780807871133 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0807871133 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780807833766 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0807833762 (cloth ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 707924290
Additional Format Print version: Murch, Donna Jean. Living for the city. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2010 9780807871133 (DLC) 2010013694 (OCoLC)441211712

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