The Portland Black Panthers
320 pages, 6 x 9
15 b&w illustrations
Release Date:01 Jun 2016

The Portland Black Panthers

Empowering Albina and Remaking a City

University of Washington Press
Excluded from politics, spatially confined, and subjected todestructive urban renewal projects, by the 1960s, African Americans inPortland's Albina district had reached their limit and, with fewoptions left, began resorting to innovative forms of politicalparticipation, ranging from moderate demands for neighborhoodinvolvement with urban planners to radical, separatist opposition.Weaving the history of Portland's development with interviews fromsurviving Black Panthers, this book shatters violent stereotypesassociated with the radical group, showing that in Portland, at least,Black Panther members were more concerned with receiving fair housingand access to public health than anything else.
Lucas N. N. Burke is a graduate student in history atthe UniversIty of Oregon. Judson L. Jeffries is aprofessor of African American Studies at Ohio State University andauthor or editor of several books including On the Ground: TheBlack Panther Party in Communities Across America and Huey P.Newton, The Radical Theorist.
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