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The Black Panther Party and Transformative Pedagogy

Place-Based Education in Philadelphia

Omari L. Dyson


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The Black Panther Party and Transformative Pedagogy: Place-Based Education in Philadelphia, by Omari L. Dyson, is the first scholarly text to detail the social relief efforts of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Branch of the Black Panther Party. Through a postcolonial lens, this story captures the lived resistances, highlights the socio-historical context, and examines the discourse of former members of the Black Panther Party and local residents of Philadelphia from 1968-1974. Overall, this book provides insight from a multiplicity of sources to better capture the identity(-ies) and complexity of the organization. Not only does this text resolve a dearth in the literature that highlights the multiple facets of the Black Panther Party (especially at the local level), but it serves as a template on effective strategies for researchers, educators, and policymakers to implement on their quest for social and educational transformation.

Lexington Books, 9780739177549, 214pp.

Publication Date: November 14, 2013

About the Author

Omari L. Dyson is an assistant professor in the Department of Education at South Carolina State University. While serving the SCSU community, Dr. Dyson has published and co-published various works that attend to power, post-colonialism, education, cultural studies, social transformation, action research, and educational assessment.