Just Another Nigger
Just Another Nigger
My Life in the Black Panther Party

Recommended by Paul

Cox 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."

Title Just Another Nigger
Subtitle My Life in the Black Panther Party
Publisher Heyday
Title First Published 01 February 2019
Format Hardcover
Nb of pages
ISBN-10 1597144592
ISBN-13 9781597144599
Publication Date 01 February 2019
Weight 32 oz.

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