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Orissa Arend typescript

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Identifier: 2490

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a draft typescript of Orissa Arend's book Showdown in Desire: The Black Panthers Take a Stand in New Orleans, which was published by The University of Arkansas Press in 2009. This draft, comprised of 268 leaves, includes revised chapters of the book dating from July-August 2005 prior to substantial revision leading to publication. The typescript includes a timeline of events described in the book, as well as a list of individuals mentioned. Appended to the back of the book are copies of the October 1966 Black Panther Party Platform and Program and the Rules of the Party.


  • Created: 2005
  • Other: Date acquired: 01/17/2006


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This collection is open for research.

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Copyright to these papers has not been assigned to the Amistad Research Center. It is the responsibility of an author to secure permission for publication from the holder of the copyright to any material contained in this collection.


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Orissa Arend

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Related Publications

Arend, Orissa. Showdown in Desire: The Black Panthers Take a Stand in New Orleans. Fayetteville, AR: University of Arkansas Press, 2009.

Arend, Orissa. Showdown in Desire: People, Panthers, Piety, and Police, The Story of the Black Panthers in New Orleans, 1970. New Orleans, LA: O. Arend, 2003.

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Processed August 2012.


Orissa Arend typescript
Christopher Harter
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