The Black Panthers Speak Edited by Philip S. Foner new forward by Barbara Ransby (the cover is an old photograph of Black Panther party members standing outside of a building, holding signs which read, "Free Huey.")

The Black Panthers Speak

by Philip S. Foner Author

Truths from the party's members

This is the first and only collection of the most vital, representative writings of the Party. It fiercely refuted the wanton distortion of its militant, public-spirited history and its fundamental role in the Black liberation movement. Here are Huey P. Newton, Bobby Seale, Eldridge Cleaver, David Hilliard, and Fred Hampton; Kathleen Cleaver and other Panther women; the Party's court battles and acquittals; and its positions on Black separatism, the power structure, the police, violence, and education, as well as songs, poems, and political cartoons. This book explains exactly what the Black Panthers stood for and what issues they confronted, almost all of which remain unresolved today.