9780295742717-0295742712-The Portland Black Panthers: Empowering Albina and Remaking a City (V. Ethel Willis White Books xx)

The Portland Black Panthers: Empowering Albina and Remaking a City (V. Ethel Willis White Books xx)

ISBN-13: 9780295742717
ISBN-10: 0295742712
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Burke, Lucas N. N., Jeffries, Judson L.
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Format: Paperback 312 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780295742717
ISBN-10: 0295742712
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Burke, Lucas N. N., Jeffries, Judson L.
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Format: Paperback 312 pages

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Acknowledged authors Burke, Lucas N. N., Jeffries, Judson L. wrote The Portland Black Panthers: Empowering Albina and Remaking a City (V. Ethel Willis White Books xx) comprising 312 pages back in 2017. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0295742712 and 9780295742717. Since then The Portland Black Panthers: Empowering Albina and Remaking a City (V. Ethel Willis White Books xx) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Portland, Oregon, though widely regarded as a liberal bastion, also has struggled historically with ethnic diversity; indeed, the 2010 census found it to be "America's whitest major city." In early recognition of such disparate realities, a group of African American activists in the 1960s formed a local branch of the Black Panther Party in the city's Albina District to rally their community and be heard by city leaders. And as Lucas Burke and Judson Jeffries reveal, the Portland branch was quite different from the more famous―and infamous―Oakland headquarters. Instead of parading through the streets wearing black berets and ammunition belts, Portland's Panthers were more concerned with opening a health clinic and starting free breakfast programs for neighborhood kids. Though the group had been squeezed out of local politics by the early 1980s, its legacy lives on through the various activist groups in Portland that are still fighting many of the same battles.

Combining histories of the city and its African American community with interviews with former Portland Panthers and other key players, this long-overdue account adds complexity to our understanding of the protracted civil rights movement throughout the Pacific Northwest.

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