9781557289339

Showdown in Desire

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  • ISBN13:

    9781557289339

  • ISBN10:

    1557289336

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-03-03
  • Publisher: Univ of Arkansas Pr

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Summary

Showdown in Desire portrays the Black Panther Party in New Orleans in 1970, a year that included a shootout with the police on Piety Street, the creation of survival programs, and the daylong standoff between the Panthers and the police in the Desire housing development. Through interviews with
Malik Rahim, the Panther; Robert H. King, Panther and member of the Angola 3; Larry Preston Williams, the black policeman; Moon Landrieu, the mayor; Henry Faggen, the Desire resident; Robert Glass, the white lawye

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