The Soweto Uprising and the Long Road to Justice

Steve Lalla On June 16, 1976, the Soweto Uprising began in Soweto Township, Johannesburg, South Africa. Three days of students strikes and widespread demonstrations brought international attention to the injustices of white supremacist rule. The 1976 Uprising was partly a visceral popular reaction to the oppression and dispossession of the colonial system and the apartheid…

The Difference between Organization and Mobilization

Most people mistakenly believe there is no difference between #organizing and #mobilizing work in the arena of fighting for justice. Both are great and necessary work, but there are substantial differences between the two approaches and serious students of history must understand those differences in order to make the best contribution towards forward progress Webinar…

Huey Newton: Revolutionary Suicide and Other Works

Revolutionary Suicide The searing, visionary memoir of founding Black Panther Huey P. Newton Eloquently tracing the birth of a revolutionary, Huey P. Newton’s famous and oft-quoted autobiography is as much a manifesto as a portrait of the inner circle of America’s Black Panther Party. From Newton’s impoverished childhood on the streets of Oakland to his…

Black Power: Kwame Ture and Charles Hamilton

Black Power: Kwame Ture and Charles Hamilton Black Power: The Politics of Liberation is a 1967 book co-authored by Stokely Carmichael and political scientist Charles V. Hamilton. The work defines Black Power, presents insights into the roots of racism in the United States and suggests a means of reforming the traditional political process for the…

Black Women With Guns

From Harriet Tubman to female members of the Black Panther Party, Black women have always played a role in armed resistance in the United States, said Jasmine Young, a doctoral fellow at the University of California’s Department of African American Studies. Young is working on a manuscript titled, “Black Women with Guns: Armed Resistance in…