Publisher description for The Black Panthers in the Midwest : the community programs and services of the Black Panther Party in Milwaukee, 1966-1977 / Andrew Witt.


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This book analyzes the community programs of the Black Panther Party, specifically those of the Milwaukee branch, with the aim of dispelling many of the existing stereotypes about the Party. Misconceptions range from the Party being labeled as bent on the violent destruction of the United States to it being an overwhelmingly sexist group. This book challenges stereotypes such as these by examining the community programs of the party and by looking at the role of women in the Party. Witt argues that the Party was not an extremist group dedicated to overthrowing the government of the United States, but rather an organization committed to providing essential community services for lower-income and working-class African American communities around the nation.




Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
African Americans -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Black Panther Party -- History.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Services for -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee -- History -- 20th century.
Community life -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Milwaukee (Wis.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
Milwaukee (Wis.) -- Social conditions -- 20th century.