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Revolutionary Suicide is an autobiography written by Huey P. Newton, co-founder and leader of the Black Panther Party (BPP)

Revolutionary Suicide is an autobiography written by Huey P. Newton, co-founder and leader of the Black Panther Party (BPP). The Chief ideologue and strategist of the BPP, Newton taught himself how to read during his last year of high school, which led to his enrollment in Merrit College in Oakland in 1966; the same year he formed what was then known as the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. The searing, visionary memoir of founding Black Panther Huey P. Newton, in a dazzling graphic package Eloquently tracing the birth of a revolutionary.

Revolutionary Suicide book. 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. Newton, in a dazzling graphic package.

26 quotes from Huey P. Newton: 'The first lesson a revolutionary must learn is that he is a doomed ma., 'My fear was not of death itself, but a death without meaning. and 'Laws should be made to serve the people. People should not be made to serve the laws. The first lesson a revolutionary must learn is that he is a doomed man. ― Huey P. Newton. My fear was not of death itself, but a death without meaning. tags: honor, revolution.

Revolutionary Suicide. From Newton's impoverished childhood on the streets of Oakland to his adolescence and struggles with the system, from his role in the Black Panthers to his solitary confinement in the Alameda County Jail,Revolutionary Suicide is smart, unrepentant, and thought-provoking in its portrayal of inspired radicalism.

Having now read Newton’s Revolutionary Suicide, I know that I made a great . In this self memoir, Newton gives us a deeper analysis of himself.

Having now read Newton’s Revolutionary Suicide, I know that I made a great decision. I can say with knowledge, I want to be like that guy. We learn about when he was born, his parentage, his schooling, and his influences that led to the creation of the Black Panthers with Bobby Seal. We learn early in the book about how he was the son of a father and mother who were from the deep south, and impoverished. He was the youngest of 7 children, and played with dirt, rats, and cats.

Revolutionary Suicide is an autobiography written by Huey P. Newton, co-founder and leader . Revolutionary Suicide. The Chief ideologue and strategist of the BPP, Newton taught himself how to read during his last year of high school, which led to his enrollment in Merrit College in Oakland.

Revolutionary Suicide is Huey Newton's first essay at making himself real, and it is not quite satisfactory

Revolutionary Suicide is Huey Newton's first essay at making himself real, and it is not quite satisfactory. You read about this life and its hazards, its disasters, its survivals and its beginnings again and you arise saying that it deserved a better telling when what you may really mean is that you deserved a more theatrical one. It is at once a defect of this author as narrator and one more sign of his power to will himself as abstraction that so many of us will end his book still held more by the Idea of Huey P. Newton than by this particular effort to concretize himself

Huey P. Newton was an African-American activist best known for founding the militant Black Panther Party with .

Huey P. Newton was an African-American activist best known for founding the militant Black Panther Party with Bobby Seale in 1966. Learn more about his career and tumultuous life at Biography. Newton had published a memoir/manifesto Revolutionary Suicide in 1973, with Hugh Pearson later writing the 1994 biography The Shadow of the Panther: Huey Newton and the Price of Black Power in America. Newton's story was later depicted in the 1996 one-man play Huey P. Newton, starring Roger Guenveur Smith.


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Arakus
Black Panther Party for Self Defense co-founder Huey Newton has written an excellent autobiography, and, in the process, given us an even finer grained and more complete picture of the Black Panthers.

The first quarter of the book is devoted to Newton’s childhood and youth up to his college years. Newton lived what might be considered a typical life of the black working class. Money was always a struggle for the Newton family, but it was an intact family and one where abuse was absent, unlike the fractured and abusive childhood and youth years of many of his comrades.

The second quarter delves into the formation and emergence of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense. Because Newton was co-founder of the Party with Bobby Seale, Newton plays a large role in the early days of the Black Panthers. Seale himself was imprisoned for much of this period, so Newton and his ideas dominated.

Newton and his colleagues developed a ten-point program listing its objectives and guiding beliefs. One was the exercise of the Second Amendment and called for an end of police brutality. This led to the Black Panthers organizing patrols that shadowed the police. Understandably, the police did not appreciate this attention, and one night a firefight broke out between the Black Panthers and the police. One policeman was killed and another one wounded. Newton was charged as perpetrator of both shootings.

The third quarter of the book describes Newton’s 33-month ordeal of being tried *three* times for these offenses (the first two trials ending with a deadlocked jury), and his survival of incarceration. This section of the book is the most moving as Newton writes about his trials and incarceration with pathos and intensity. The final chapters of the book deal with Newton’s release from prison and his exuberant return to his community.

The book is well written in a simple, accessible and engaging style. My only regret is that Newton concludes his autobiography with the defection of Eldridge Cleaver from the Black Panther Party. With so much more to tell of Newton’s life and the Black Panthers following this point, I wish Newton had published an updated version of this book, or written a sequel. The book ends on a sour note rather than on the triumph Newton’s acquittal represented.

Highly recommended for those interested in the history of the Black Panthers, or, more generally, those interested in Afro-American history, or, even more generally, students of American history because the Black Panthers loom so large in American history. This book obviously was a key source for Bloom’s and Martin’s excellent history of the Black Panther Party, Black Against Empire, published in 2013.

Of the Black Panther autobiographies I’ve read, this book is the best one, notwithstanding its premature ending. More than any other book, this one discusses Newton’s intellectual background for Black Panther Party activities, an important factor given Newton’s dominance over the Black Panther ideology.
AGAD
In the wake of the recent deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, a critical eye has again been placed on police in America. And in light of police response to Cleveland Browns player Andrew Hawkins' support for Tamir Rice and John Crawford and the overt authoritarian attitudes of American police in general, Huey Newton's words are powerfully relevant today and an essential historical read.

Revolutionary Suicide is not only an excellent firsthand account of the Black Panther Party, as Newton himself was its co-founder, but is also a gripping coming-of-age story. Newton recounts his spiritual growth and psychological maturation often philosophically starting from the uncertainty and insecurity of childhood. He directs you through his personal and political actions encompassing the stages of his development as a human being, eventually solidifying, by self-realization, his place in the world.

My relationship with this book is especially sentimental because of its involvement in my own journey through adolescence into adulthood. For that reason, I recommend it to all young black men who would indubitably benefit from Huey's words as I've done ever since I first lifted the front cover.
Kadar
Wow! There's so much I didn't know about this dynamic man and the Black Panther Party of Defense (BPP). The book is an easy read; however, Huey had a vast vocabulary, so be prepared to lookup the definitions of the words he used. I love that most of the chapters are short (3-6 pages) and the stories are super compelling. I'm saddened that the efforts of the BPP are still needed today in 2016.
CrazyDemon
Huey Newton gives the accounts from his eyes and point of view from childhood to Black Panther. It's like he's sitting on your couch talking to you. He brings up the good and bad. I wondered why someone of his status would resort to drugs. After reading this book I did not wonder any longer.
Revolutionary Suicide download epub
Social Sciences
Author: Huey P. Newton
ISBN: 0704500582
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Language: English
Publisher: Wildwood House Ltd; First Edition edition (January 17, 1974)
Pages: 352 pages