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Author Murch, Donna Jean.
Title Living for the city [electronic resource] : migration, education, and the rise of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, California / Donna Jean Murch.
Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2010.
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 Electronic Book  F869.O2 M87 2010eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 312 p.) : ill., maps.
Series The John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture
John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 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.
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Subject 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.
Black Panther Party -- History.
Oakland (Calif.) -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Oakland (Calif.) -- Ethnic relations.
Additional Format Print version: Murch, Donna Jean. Living for the city. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2010 9780807871133
ISBN 9780807895856 (electronic bk.)
0807895857 (electronic bk.)
9780807871133 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0807871133 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780807833766 (cloth : alk. paper)
0807833762 (cloth : alk. paper)
OCLC number 707924290