A bold and fascinating graphic novel history of the revolutionary Black Panther Party.
Founded in Oakland, California, in 1966, the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense was a radical political organization that stood in defiant contrast to the mainstream civil rights movement. This gripping illustrated history explores the impact and significance of the Panthers, from their social, educational, and healthcare programs that were designed to uplift the Black community to their battle against police brutality through citizen patrols and frequent clashes with the FBI, which targeted the Party from its outset.
Using dramatic comic book-style retellings and illustrated profiles of key figures, The Black Panther Party captures the major events, people, and actions of the party, as well as their cultural and political influence and enduring legacy.
Publication History: TR Original
TIMED FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH
INTEREST IN THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY IS ENDURING, from Beyonce’s dancers dressed in Panther-style uniforms to media stories about the Panthers popping up every February for Black History Month.
AUTHOR PLATFORM: David F. Walker has 10,900+ followers on Twitter and is an expert on Black cinema and culture; his most recent book is The Life of Frederick Douglass.
PRODUCT FEATURES: 7 x 10 paperback original with flaps, 192 pages, fully illustrated.
Marketing: Social media promotion via author platforms
Consumer convention activations (Emerald City ComicCon, San Diego ComicCon, New York ComicCon)
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Author Website: davidfwalker.com/
Author Social Media: @davidwalker1201