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Jeffries, J. L. (Judson L.) 1965-

Overview
Works: 11 works in 67 publications in 1 language and 7,890 library holdings
Genres: History  Local history  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: E185.97.N48, 322.420973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by J. L Jeffries
Huey P. Newton : the radical theorist by J. L Jeffries( )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 2,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Huey P. Newton's powerful legacy to the Black Power Movement and the civil rights struggle has long been obscured. Conservatives harp at Newton's drug use and at the circumstances of his death in a crack-related shooting. Liberals romanticize his black revolutionary rhetoric and idealize his message." "In Huey P. Newton: The Radical Theorist, Judson L. Jeffries considers the entire arc of Newton's political role and influence on civil rights history and African American thought. Jeffries argues that, contrary to popular belief, Newton was one of the most important political thinkers in the struggle for civil rights."--Jacket
On the ground : the Black Panther Party in communities across America by J. L Jeffries( )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Black Panther Party suffers from a distorted image largely framed by television and print media, including the Panthers' own newspaper. These sources frequently reduced the entire organization to the Bay Area where the Panthers were founded, emphasizing the Panthers' militant rhetoric and actions rather than their community survival programs. This image, however, does not mesh with reality. The Panthers worked tirelessly at improving the life chances of the downtrodden regardless of race, gender, creed, or sexual orientation. In order to chronicle the rich history of the Black Panther Party, this anthology examines local Panther activities throughout the United States--in Seattle, Washington; Kansas City, Missouri; New Orleans, Louisiana; Houston, Texas; Des Moines, Iowa; and Detroit, Michigan. This approach features the voices of people who served on the ground--those who kept the offices in order, prepared breakfasts for school children, administered sickle cell anemia tests, set up health clinics, and launched free clothing drives. The essays shed new light on the Black Panther Party, re-evaluating its legacy in American cultural and political history. Just as important, this volume gives voice to those unsung Panthers whose valiant efforts have heretofore gone unnoticed, unheard, or ignored
Urban America and its police : from the postcolonial era through the turbulent 1960s by Harlan Hahn( )

11 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Urban America and Its Police, Harlan Hahn and Judson L. Jeffries present a broad and comparative overview of urban policing in the United States. Synthesizing their own research with information from an eclectic array of sources - seminal social science studies of urban police departments, government documents, reports from organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union, and think tank monographs - they present a nationally oriented and historically informed understanding of the diverse and often conflicting roles police officers play on city streets." "Hahn and Jeffries also demonstrate the ways in which race and ethnicity have influenced law enforcement in the United States since the creation of the nation's first police force. Ultimately, the authors call for a renewed emphasis on the social service dimension of police work - a shift they argue would reduce crime and enhance community support for those who are sworn to protect and serve."--Jacket
The Portland Black Panthers : empowering Albina and remaking a city by Lucas N. N Burke( )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portland, though widely regarded as a liberal bastion, also has struggled historically with ethnic diversity; indeed, the 2010 census found it to be "Americas whitest major city." In early recognition of such disparate realities, a group of African American activists in the 1960s formed a local branch of the Black Panthers in the city's Albina District to rally their community and be heard by city leaders. And as Lucas Burke and Judson Jeffries reveal, the Portland branch was quite different from the more famous and infamous Oakland headquarters. Instead of parading through the streets wearing black berets and ammunition belts, Portland's Panthers were more concerned with opening a health clinic and starting free breakfast programs for neighborhood kids. Though the group had been squeezed out of local politics by the early 1980s, its legacy lives on through the various activist groups in Portland that are still fighting many of the same battles
Comrades : a local history of the Black Panther Party( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black power in the belly of the beast( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Black Panther Party in a city near you by J. L Jeffries( )

6 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the third volume in Judson L. Jeffries's long-range effort to paint a more complete portrait of the most widely known organization to emerge from the 1960s Black Power Movement. Like its predecessors, this volume looks at Black Panther Party (BPP) activity in sites outside Oakland, the most studied BPP locale and the one long associated with oversimplified and underdeveloped narratives about, and distorted images of, the organization. The cities covered in this volume are Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, and Washington, D.C. The contributors examine official BPP branches and chapters as well as offices of the National Committee to Combat Fascism that evolved into full-fledged BPP chapters and branches. They have mined BPP archives and interviewed members to convey the daily ups-and-downs related to BPP's social-justice activities and to reveal the diversity of rank-and-file BPP members' personal backgrounds and the legal, political, and social skills, or baggage, that they brought to the BPP. The BPP reportedly had a presence in some forty places across the country. During this time, no other Black Power Movement organization fed as many children, provided healthcare to as many residents, educated as many adults, assisted as many senior citizens, and clothed as many people. In point of fact, no other organization of the Black Power era had as great an impact on American lives as did the BPP. Nonetheless, when Jeffries undertook this project, chapter-level scholarly investigations of the BPP were few and far between. This third book, The Black Panther Party in a City Near You, raises the number of BPP branches that Jeffries and his contributors have examined to seventeen."--Provided by publisher
Virginia's native son : the election and administration of Governor L. Douglas Wilder by J. L Jeffries( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study focuses on black electoral politics, political leadership, and the political dynamics of anti-black racism through an examination of L. Douglas Wilder's election to the governorship of Virginia in 1989." "With Wilder's election, he became the first African American elected to state governorship in U.S. history. In many ways the Wilder candidacy is a microcosm of the entire American political and social reality. The fact that a southern state party organization that had historically concerned itself with keeping blacks out of political life would nominate a grandson of slaves to represent its party in the 1989 governor's election speaks volumes."--Jacket
Douglas Wilder and the politics of race by J. L Jeffries( )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Marine Corps' first black commissioned officer : the life and legacy of Frederick C. Branch by J. L Jeffries( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Huey P the radical theorist by J. L Jeffries( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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On the ground : the Black Panther Party in communities across America
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On the ground : the Black Panther Party in communities across AmericaUrban America and its police : from the postcolonial era through the turbulent 1960sComrades : a local history of the Black Panther PartyBlack power in the belly of the beastVirginia's native son : the election and administration of Governor L. Douglas WilderHuey P the radical theorist
Alternative Names
Jeffries

Jeffries (J. L.)

Jeffries, J. L. 1964-

Jeffries (Judson L.)

Jeffries, Judson L. 1965-

Languages
English (66)