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Just another nigger : or use what you got to get what you need / Don Cox ; foreword by Kimberly Cox Marshall ; introduction by Steve Wasserman.

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Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria B COX (Text) 37521530911827 AMPL Adult Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781597144599 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1597144592
  • Physical Description: xxvii, 217 pages, [8] pages of plates : black & white photographs ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Berkeley, California : Heyday, [2019]

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"My Life in the Black Panther Party". --cover
Summary, etc.:
Just Another Nigger is Don Cox's revelatory, even incendiary account of his years in the Black Panther Party. He participated in many peaceful Bay Area civil rights protests but hungered for more militant action. His book tells the story of his work as the party's field marshal in charge of gunrunning to planning armed attacks—tales which are told for the first time in this remarkable memoir—to his star turn raising money at the Manhattan home of Leonard Bernstein (for which he was famously mocked by Tom Wolfe in Radical Chic and Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers), to his subsequent flight to Algeria to join Eldridge Cleaver in exile, to his decision to leave the party following his disillusionment with Huey P. Newton's leadership. Cox would live out the rest of his life in self-imposed exile, where he began writing these unrepentant recollections in the early 1980s, enjoining his daughter to promise him that she would do everything she could to have them published—with the title he insisted upon, a nod to W. E. B. Du Bois's remark that “In my own country, for nearly a century I have been nothing but a nigger".
Subject: Cox, Donald 1936-2011.
Black Panther Party > History
African Americans > Missouri > Biography.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / African American & Black.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Social Activists.
Genre: Biographies.

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