“The Black Panthers Party” is an ambitious memoir, and its subject, the late Panther leader Huey Newton, was a national figure.
It’s the kind of book that is best read in context, though.
It paints the black nationalist movement as a broad and deeply layered movement, one that, even in its heyday, was deeply fractured, and that’s the book that’s been the focus of the book tour that’s just begun at the Library of Congress.
In a world that has seen so much violence, it’s hard to imagine the Black Panther movement as an ideal place to write a book about a man who made a name for himself as a fighter for the oppressed.
It also helps that it’s written in a style that’s both straightforward and accessible to anyone who cares to read.
“It’s a story of people coming together and making common cause,” says John F. McWhorter, who is the author of “The Lost Civil Rights Movement.”
“And it’s a narrative that is very, very powerful, and it’s also very, well written.”
I can see why.
This is a story about a time and place that was a little more chaotic than the one I grew up in, where the state was in retreat.
And it’s one in which, in a way, it was an ideal time to write about Huey.
Huey Newton was born in 1874 in Brooklyn, New York.
In his early teens, he was arrested for protesting the Brooklyn Navy Yard shootings.
His conviction was eventually overturned, but he was sentenced to life in prison.
The trial was televised by the New York Times, and Newton’s trial and subsequent death by gunshot shocked the nation.
In an era before television, the book “The Prisoner of the New World” was hailed by the likes of James Baldwin, a prominent critic of white supremacy and a leading proponent of civil rights, as a prophetic work.
It was also, as McWhorters says, a deeply uncomfortable read for Newton.
“Hueys life was so tumultuous and he had such an incredible, deep sense of anger at his treatment,” McWhorts says.
“He was always saying, ‘What did you do to me?
One of the most important things that Newton had to do was to write from his own experience. “
It was a very difficult book to write, and he never made it to a second or third draft.
One of the most important things that Newton had to do was to write from his own experience.
He had no real knowledge of the history of the black liberation movement.
And so he was writing from the vantage point of his own life and, I think, understanding the situation better than anybody else.”
And I couldn’t believe it. “
I thought, ‘I can’t believe this is happening.’
And I couldn’t believe it.
I think that if I had read the book a few years ago, I probably would have said, ‘It’s an interesting book.
But I don’t think it’s the best book to be reading.'”
McWhorters is right that the book does have a certain elegance to it.
It comes from the perspective of a man living through the years.
It describes a period in the life of a young man who, while not a member of the Black Panthers, had his share of trials and tribulations, and yet managed to find a way to remain committed to a cause that was so important to him.
There’s a great deal of material in this book that makes a lot of sense.
There’s a lot in there about Newton’s experiences as a young, black man in a society that had never fully embraced the Black Liberation Movement.
He’s a leader of the Panthers, a man known for his anti-police activism.
He was also a young and ambitious young man, a leader in the civil rights movement, who made some important decisions and helped lead the struggle against white supremacy.
McWhorts believes that the Panthers and their legacy will be long and lasting.
They’ll be remembered for some of the biggest moments in American history, for example, when they organized the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
It brought together the most prominent figures in the black community, and, he believes, paved the way for the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which passed in 1964.
I would like to say that it was the biggest civil rights march in the history [of the United States].
But I can’t do that.
It wasn’t even the largest.
It didn’t even get that far.
Mcwhorters says the march was the largest demonstration of the civil-rights movement in the U.S. Even as Newton’s life was marked by turmoil, his life also seemed to be shaped by love.
Newton loved his family, and loved his friends.
He loved his church, the African Methodist Episcopal Church.
He admired his own father, who was a