Revolutionary Suicide Pdf

Revolutionary Suicide

Number of page: 384
Author: Huey P. Newton
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101140475
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The searing, visionary memoir of founding Black Panther Huey P. Newton, in a dazzling graphic package Eloquently tracing the birth of a revolutionary, Huey P. Newton’s famous and oft-quoted autobiography is as much a manifesto as a portrait of the inner circle of America’s Black Panther Party, which is recognizing its 50th anniversary in October 2016. From Newton’s impoverished childhood on the streets of Oakland to his adolescence and struggles with the system, from his role in the Black Panthers to his solitary confinement in the Alameda County Jail, Revolutionary Suicide is smart, unrepentant, and thought-provoking in its portrayal of inspired radicalism.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.From the Trade Paperback edition.

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About The Author

Born the son of a Baptist minister in 1942 in Monroe, Louisiana, Huey P. Newton moved to Oakland, California, with his family at the age of three. Although functionally illiterate upon graduating from high school, he taught himself to read by studying Plato’s Republic. Newton enrolled at Oakland City College, where he campaigned successfully to have black history included in the curriculum. While at the college, he became familiar with the writings of Marx, Lenin, Frantz Fanon, and Chairman Mao. In 1966, with Bobby Seale, Newton co-founded the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, an organization in which Newton served as minister of defense. Though perhaps best known for their community street patrols, which openly displayed loaded firearms, the Black Panthers also sponsored breakfast programs for poor children and provided shoes and health care for the needy in the black community. Convicted in 1968 of manslaughter in the shooting death of Oakland police officer John Frey in 1968, Newton spent more than a year and a half in prison before his conviction was reversed. After a series of mistrials, the case against Newton was voluntarily dismissed. After reaching its high-water mark in 1970, when it claimed several thousand members, the Black Panther Party steadily declined, undermined in part by the efforts of the FBI. Accused of another murder in 1974, Newton jumped bail and spent the next three years in Cuba, after which he returned to the United States to stand trial and was acquitted of the charge. Newton earned a doctorate from the University of California, Santa Cruz, in 1980. He was shot to death by a gang member in 1989.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • Kori HamptonKori Hampton
    Very Enlightening A great read for all. This book should be required reading for today’s black youth.
  • Alexis SmithAlexis Smith
    Power to the People A must read for all leftist; blacks in particular.
  • Jay BlessedJay Blessed
    Must Read!
  • Nate Wages JrNate Wages Jr
    My all time favorite
  • Tiana StevensTiana Stevens
    Wish I could have read it all I only got a sample but I can tell its awesome
  • Mark higginsMark higgins
    Revolutionary Suicide revealing and powerful
  • Steve MartinSteve Martin
    Power to the PEOPLE! Brilliant.
  • a1abwritera1abwriter
    LibraryThing Review I had been searching for this book for a while when I found it on the shelf, at B&N of all places. The sad thing is, growing up in Oakland California and reading other books about Huey and the
  • lobotomy42lobotomy42
    LibraryThing Review Revolutionary Suicide is largely the autobiography of Huey P. Newton. Despite the promise of the Introduction, there is very little theory present. Nonetheless, as autobiographies go, this is an
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