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Out of Oakland: Black Panther Party Internationalism during the Cold War

Sean L. Malloy


This book explores the evolving internationalism of the Black Panther Party (BPP); the continuing exile of former members in Cuba is testament to the lasting nature of the international bonds that were forged during the party's heyday. Founded in Oakland, California, in October 1966, the BPP began with no more than a dozen members. Focused on local issues, most notably police brutality, the Panthers patrolled their West Oakland neighborhood armed with shotguns and law books. Within a few years, the BPP had expanded its operations into a global confrontation with what Minister of Information El ... More

Keywords: internationalism, Black Panther Party, police brutality, black freedom struggle, Third World anticolonialism, Cold War, American revolutionaries

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781501702396
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501702396.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sean L. Malloy, author
University of California, Merced