The Color of Water


James McBride

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Black Panthers Term Analysis

Black Panthers were members of the Black Panther Party, a group that began as a neighborhood patrol protecting black citizens from police, before growing into a national movement with a ten-point plan for black liberation. These points included demands for employment and housing, an exemption from the draft, an end to police brutality, and a release of all African Americans from prison.
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Black Panthers Term Timeline in The Color of Water

The timeline below shows where the term Black Panthers appears in The Color of Water. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 4: Black Power
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...bus to go to a summer camp for poor inner city kids, he sees a Black Panther drop his son off for camp. James only knows about the Black Panthers from the... (full context)