The Founders/Leaders of The Black Panther Party For Self-Defense
Members of the Party
The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense was founded in Oakland, California in October of 1966. The Founders Bobby Seale and Huey P. Newton, founded the party centered on a 10-Point Platform.
The party has been labeled in many circles and media companies as a “controversial”, “radical”, “violent”, group in part because of their politics, visual presentation/all Black Attire, and bravado in the face of oppression.
Women of The Party
Women in the Black Panther Party were leaders, decision makers and were not relegated to the “normal” roles of femininity expected by the mainstream societal hierarchy.
The Black Panther Party grew and spread across the major metropolitan centers of the United States in addition to sharing chapters and brotherhoods across the many oceans of the world. At the height of the party, the 3 major centers of information and focus were Oakland, Chicago, and New York.
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