Published by The new american library 1969, Condition: signs of wear. English
[note: sorry but a member of the team is currently reading the book. We will lower the price ones she's finished and it will be available again!]
Last week we bought an incredible copy of The Black Panthers by Gene Marine a study of the revolutionary men who invented and weaponized Black Power in their fight for racial justice in America. Covering the life and politics of the parties main faces, including Huey Newton, Bobby Seale, Eldridge Cleaver and Bobby Hutton, the book is a searing vindication of their struggle. While we passed the book around and talked about these men we started mentioning names of women that we knew were involved with the Party but had no representation in the book. we wanted to make a separate post (click here to read our blogpost) to shine a light on the iconic women who spearheaded the Black Panther Party and helped change the course of history as civil rights activists in the twentieth century and beyond. While it’s always frustrating that male faces, voices and opinions usually take precedence over womens, the accelerated visibility of racial inequality is inextricable from gender inequality, a damning flaw of the Black Panther party itself. Taking this time to focus our attention more sharply on the movement and more specifically the women who fought to be in it is extremely important as we all continue to educate and challenge ourselves. At a time of such monumental global change it can be extremely comforting to find common ground with others who have struggled before us, and take strength from the people, and especially the women, who overcame seemingly insurmountable obstacles to stand up for what they believed in and use their voices for change.