|Author||Huey P. Newton|
|Subject||Black Panther Party|
Revolutionary Suicide is an autobiography written by Huey P. Newton, co-founder and leader of the Black Panther Party (BPP). The Chief ideologue and strategist of the BPP, Newton taught himself how to read during his last year of high school, which led to his enrollment in Merrit College in Oakland in 1966; the same year he formed what was then known as the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. The Party urged members to challenge the status quo with armed patrols of the impoverished streets of black Oakland, and to form coalitions with other oppressed groups. The party spread across America and internationally as well, forming coalitions with the Vietnamese, Chinese, and Cubans. The book was republished by Penguin books and includes an introduction by Fredrika Newton (Huey's widow). Jim Jones used the term "revolutionary suicide" while urging his followers to commit mass suicide in Jonestown.
- Revolutionary Suicide Huey P. Newton, with J. Herman Blake ; introduction by Fredrika Newton. Penguin classics deluxe edition Originally published: New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1973.
- The Untold Story of Rev. Jim Jones and His People. publisher: Dutton : 1982.
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