Book Review of, The Portland Black Panthers: Empowering Albina and Remaking a City
The Portland Black Panthers is a strongly recommended historical account of the relationship between race and place in Portland, Oregon. It argues that to understand the significance of the Black Panther party (BPP) in that city, the group must be located within “the larger localized black freedom struggle and the history of the physical and socially produced spatial urban environment of Portland's black community in Albina” (p. 10). Lucas N. N. Burke and Judson L. Jeffries not only demonstrate the relationships and significance of BPP activism and the larger issue of black struggle within the system of racial segregation and inequality in Portland but they also locate the connections of Portland BPP activism to national racial politics.
Locate the Document
Johnson, E. 2017. The Portland Black Panthers: Empowering Albina and Remaking a City. American History, 104(2):551-552.