An anti-authoritarian analysis of the Black Panthers' demise by Ollie A. Johnson III.
As seen in Chapter Sixteen of Charles E. Jones' book The Black Panther Party Reconsidered, pages 391 - 414.
"No one ever asks what a man's role in the revolution is": Gender and sexual politics in the Black Panther Party 1966-1971
An article by Trace Matthews on the gender politics of the Black Panthers in the context of competing ideologies, namely Black cultural nationalism and White feminism.
As seen in Chapter Thirteen of Sisters in the Struggle: African-American Women in the Civil Rights-Black Power Movement by Bettye Collier-Thomas and V.P. Franklin, pages 230-256.
An essay by Chris Booker arguing that the Black Panther's fetishisation of the lumpen class and their failure to try to reform the more criminal/ anti-social elements, as the Nation of Islam did, contributed to the party's demise.
As seen in Chapter Fourteen of Charles E. Jones' book The Black Panther Party Reconsidered, pages 337 - 362.
An uncritical look at the Brixton Black Panther Movement which, though short lived, worked to combat racial oppression, police brutality, discrimination at the place of work and the mis-education of black youths and black young people.
Olive Morris was an active member of the Brixton Black Panther Movement until the group dissolved and reformed into a number of organisations working on specific aspects within the Black struggle. The Black Panther and the Black Power Movements in the UK developed from the work of the Universal Coloured Peoples Association.
Former Black Panther and anarchist Ashanti Alston's brief article outlining why he objects to anti-nationalism and how he sees nationalism and anti-statism as not necessarily opposing ideas. We do not agree with this article, but reproduce it for reference.
What motivates me more than anything else about anarchism and its relevance to Black revolution is that it has offered me some powerful insights into why we have not been able to recover from our defeat (the 60’s revolution) and advance forward to the kinds of untities, organizations and activities that make for invincible revolutionary movements.
Review of "The Rise and Fall of California's Radical Prison Movement" and "The Black Panther Party Reconsidered" from Collective Action Notes 16, 1998.
"The Rise and Fall of California's Radical Prison Movement" by Eric Cummins (Stanford University Press, 1994) 312 pps.
“The Black Panther Party Reconsidered.” Edited by Charles Jones (Black Classics Press, 1998) 517 pps.
An article on women's crucial role in the US Civil Rights Movement and in the struggle against apartheid. In the Montgomery bus boycott and the South African anti-pass campaign women's autonomous organizations catalyzed mass movements to higher levels. We do not agree with all the premises of the article but believe it contains interesting information.
In the Montgomery bus boycott and the South African anti-pass campaign, women’s autonomous organizations initiated actions that catalyzed the mass movements for racial justice and national liberation. The activism of women and their organizations sprang from their particular positioning within systems of multiple oppressions simultaneously experiencing racial/ethnic, class, and gender oppression.
A short history of the Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement, detailing their beginnings as well as their opposition to the United Auto Workers union.
(from an article by Luke Tripp which appeared in The South End, the student newspaper at Wayne state University, January 23, 1969)
DRUM is an organization of oppressed and exploited black workers.
Kenneth V. Cockrel's speech at a repression conference in Detroit outlining some problems with the focus of radical black groups away from struggle and towards fighting repression.
The ensuing speech was made by Kenneth V. Cockrel at a repression conference held at Saint Joseph's Church, January 30, 1970, under the planning and sponsorship of Newsreel in Detroit. The speakers were Robert Williams, former President of the Republic of New Africa; Emory Douglas, Minister of Culture of the Black Panther Party; and Attorney Kenneth V.