304 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 24 halftones, 3 figs., 4 maps, notes, bibl., index
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-2210-1
Published: February 2015
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-0816-7
Published: February 2013
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Williams also recounts the history of the original Rainbow Coalition, created in response to Richard J. Daley's Democratic machine, to show how the Panthers worked to create an antiracist, anticlass coalition to fight urban renewal, political corruption, and police brutality.
About the Author
Jakobi Williams is associate professor of African American and African diaspora studies and history at Indiana University.
For more information about Jakobi Williams, visit the Author Page.
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