My People are Rising by Aaron Dixon
A compelling look at the rise and fall of the Black Panther generation, through the eyes of a founding member.
In an era of stark racial injustice, Aaron Dixon dedicated his life to revolution, founding the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party in 1968 at age nineteen. In My People Are Rising, he traces the course of his own radicalization, and that of a generation. Through his eyes, we witness the courage and commitment of the young men and women who rose up in rebellion, risking their lives in the name of freedom. My People are Rising is an unforgettable tale of their triumphs and tragedies, and the enduring legacy of Black Power.
"This book is a moving memoir experience: a must read."
—Bobby Seale, founding Chairman and National Organizer of the Black Panther Party: 1966 to 1974