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Showdown in Desire

The Black Panthers Take a Stand in New Orleans

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Showdown in Desire by Orissa Arend
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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 lawyer; Jerome LeDoux, the black priest; William Barnwell, the white priest; and many others, Orissa Arend tells a nuanced story that unfolds amid guns, tear gas, desperate poverty, oppression, and inflammatory rhetoric to capture the palpable spirit of rebellion, resistance, and revolution of an incendiary summer in New Orleans.

Author Biography

Orissa Arend is a mediator, freelance journalist, and psychotherapist in private practice in New Orleans. She has written for the Louisiana Weekly, the New Orleans Tribune, and the Times-Picayune.
Release date Australia
March 30th, 2010
Author
Contributors
Contributions by Charles E Jones Contributions by Curtis J Austin
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
31 illustrations. photographs
Imprint
University of Arkansas Press
Pages
294
Dimensions
155x228x21
ISBN-13
9781557289339
Product ID
4018016

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