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Date: Tue, 02 Oct 2001 22:01:00 -0700
From: radtimes <email@example.com>
Subject: The Lumpenproletariat as Vanguard? The Black Panther Party
The Lumpenproletariat as Vanguard? The Black Panther
Party, Social Transformation & Pearson's Analysis of Huey
by Dr. Errol A. Henderson
The Black liberation struggle has taught its students
that successful struggle must be measured both by its
ability to transform society and its ability to transform
those who engage in it. Hugh Pearson's (1994) The
Shadow of the Panther: Huey Newton and the Price
of Black Power in America is a critical analysis of the
transformative capacity of the Black Panther Party's
(BPP) most noted figure and cofounder, Huey P. Newton.
Pearson documents what is, for him, Newton's ultimate
failure to transform himself from criminal to crusader.
One reviewer noted that if Pearson's assessment of
Newton is accurate, then the BPP leader was little
more than an intelligent, drug-addicted, sociopath.
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