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Author Pharr, Wayne, 1950-

Title Nine lives of a Black Panther : a story of survival / Wayne Pharr.

Publication Info. Chicago : Lawrence Hill Books, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    92 PHARR,W    Available
Edition First edition.
Description x, 308 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes index.
Summary "In the early morning hours of December 8, 1969, hundreds of SWAT officers engaged in a violent battle with a handful of Los Angeles-based members of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense (BPP). Five hours and 5,000 rounds of ammunition later, three SWAT team members and three Black Panthers lay wounded. For the Panthers and the community that supported them, the shootout symbolized a victory, and a key reason for that victory was the actions of a 19-year-old rank-and-file member of the BPP: Wayne Pharr. Nine Lives of a Black Panther tells Pharr's riveting story of life in the Los Angeles branch of the BPP and gives a blow-by-blow account of how it prepared for and survived the massive attack. He illuminates the history of one of the most dedicated, dynamic, vilified, and targeted chapters of the BPP, filling in a missing piece of Black Panther history and, in the process, creating an engaging and hard-to-put-down memoir about a time and place that holds tremendous fascination for readers interested in African American militancy"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Pharr, Wayne, 1950-
Black Panther Party. Southern California Chapter -- Biography.
Black Panther Party. Southern California Chapter -- History.
African American political activists -- California -- Los Angeles -- Biography.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 20th century.
Political violence -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 20th century.
Police-community relations -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 20th century.
African American youth -- California -- Los Angeles -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Criminals -- California -- Los Angeles -- Biography.
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Biography.
ISBN 9781613749166 (hardback)
1613749163 (hardback)

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