Black Power on the Move: Migration, Internationalism, and the British and Israeli Black Panthers
Published by: The University of North Carolina Press
Imprint: University of North Carolina Press
Available: December 2021
336 Pages, 6.12 x 9.25 in, 28 halftones, 7 tables
Not Yet Published
In London, Afro-Caribbean, West African, and South Asian people established the British Black Panther Movement in 1968. In Jerusalem, migrants from countries such as Morocco, Iraq, Yemen, and Egypt founded the Israeli Black Panther Party in 1971. In the face of national narratives that insisted that racism was solely an American problem, these groups adapted the Black Panther framework to suit their local struggles, deploying it to characterize everyday experiences of police harassment, unemployment, and poor housing as symptoms of larger structural problems and to envision community programs that might lead to a new social order. Highlighting some common strategies these parties shared, Angelo reveals how, as Black Panthers, people of color from many parts of the world strengthened their communities and provoked resistance to racism's local and imperial formations.