Black History Month Day 24 – The Black Panther Party For Self-Defense

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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.

http://www.historyisaweapon.com/defcon1/bpp.html

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.

http://www.forharriet.com/2015/05/say-it-loud-9-black-women-in-black.html#axzz4ZvYtlm9h

http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/videos/women-in-the-black-panther-party/

http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/videos/women-in-the-black-panther-party/

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.

THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY: OAKLAND AND CHICAGO from SchomburgCBFS on Vimeo.

Emory Douglas: The Art of The Black Panthers from Dress Code on Vimeo.

Black Panther Party Documentary from Revolucionarni Filmovi on Vimeo.

ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE

Article by Brian Epps

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