The Briar Patch: The People of the State of New York v. Lumumba Shakur et al. Murray Kempton.

The Briar Patch: The People of the State of New York v. Lumumba Shakur et al

New York: E. P. Dutton Co., 1973. Hardcover. [6], 282 p.; 24 cm. Black spine with brown boards; silver spine title. Dust jacket with photograph of the author on the back section. The author presents the trial of the Panther 21, a group of 21 Black Panthers who were arrested on charges of planning a coordinated bombing and rifle attacks on two police stations and an education office in New York City in 1969. Although initially 21 people were charged, only 13 were arraigned. Lumumba Shakur represented herself at trial, demonstrating that three of the suspects were undercover agents who had incited most of the illegal actions and misrepresented the Black Panthers to their bosses. The Black Panthers were acquitted of all 156 charges in 1971 after an eight-month trial. Book is in Fine Condition: clean and tight. Dust jacket is in Good+ Condition: chip out of upper edge of front section; tail of spine chipped; rubbed and lightly soiled. Fine / good +. Item #008414

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