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The Black Panther Party

The Black Panther Party


Who really are the Black Panthers? I believe the Black Panther Party for Self Defense was a great asset to their community during the 1960’s. What was the Black Panther Party for Self Defense? They were a group of revolutionists who believed their "destinies should be taken into their own hands," they eventually set up community programs to help the populace. I also Believe that the Panthers are legends who inspire many people all over the world from when they began on into today.

The Black Panther Party for self Defense was founded in Oakland California in October 1966, by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale. These two people believed it was a time for a change in the society in which they lived in. They believed with the mistreatment of black people at the time they thought they could legally defend themselves. That same year, they recorded their goals on a paper they passed out known as the 10 point program. Eventually they adapted for use the Black Panther symbol established the preceding year. They also studied Malcolm X, Fanon, and Chairman Mao Tse-Tung, and law in order to create a basic plan on how to legally defend themselves.

What was the Black Panther Party For Self Defense? Many don’t know this but, the Black Panther Party is a group for reconstructing the black community to which they feel fits their needs. Such examples are point numbers; 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 10 on the 10 Point Program. Basically, what was wanted from the panthers was, "the right for citizens within the community to determine their own destinies." Many believed and still believe the Black Panthers were a young radical group that was armed to kill white people with no moral behind them. J. Edgar Hoover referred to them as a young radical group of "Shines, who are trying to decimate the population of the government."

The Panthers were a group of Black people who wanted to and did contribute to the community on a basis where they could work together "like ants in a colony," socially or politically to end suppression, oppression and corruption of the people within the poverty stricken community. The Black Panthers Contributed to the community in many ways whether it was feeding and clothing their community citizens, providing entertainment, healthcare, supplying work, or giving education to the children...

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