“In terms of explaining and conceptualizing the importance of shifts in the Black Panther Party’s ideology, Survival Pending Revolution is more comprehensive than any other available work on the Black Panthers. . . . [It] deserves a place on any reading list dealing with the history of the 1960s.”—Michigan Historical Review
“This useful, concise addition to the scholarly literature on the Black Panther Party divides its history into three different ideological eras and explores the varying tendencies that marked the party between 1966 and 1971. . . . Brief as it is, the book offers encouragement for further serious study of this important chapter in African American history.”—CHOICE
“Survival Pending Revolution is a welcome and useful introduction to the history of the Black Panthers. Its brevity makes it an excellent choice for undergraduate courses on African American or twentieth century United States history.”—The Journal of African American History
About the Author
Paul Alkebulan is a former member of the Black Panther Party and worked at the first free breakfast program for school children in Oakland in 1969. He is Assistant Professor of History at Virginia State University.