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The Black Panther Party

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Transcript of The Black Panther Party


The
Black
Panther Party

By:
Mahasin Ahmad
Oluwatito Odunsi
Sona Kaba
Melanie Foster
Tyler Werland
The beginning...
Huey P. Newton
1)
"Freedom
; the power to determine the destiny of the Black and oppressed communities.

2)
Full Employment
; give every person employment or guaranteed income.

3)
End to robbery of Black communities
; the overdue debt of forty acres and two mules as promised to ex-slaves during the reconstruction period following the emancipation of slavery.

4)
Decent housing fit for the shelter of human beings
; the land should be made into cooperatives so that the people can build.

5)
Education for the people
; that teaches the true history of Blacks and their role in present day society.

6)
Free health care
; health facilities which will develop preventive medical programs.

7)
End to police brutality
and murder of Black people and other people of color and oppressed people.

8)
End to all wars of aggression
; the various conflicts which exist stem directly from the United States ruling circle.

9)
Freedom for all political prisoners
; trials by juries that represent our peers.

10)
Land, bread, housing, education, clothing, justice
, peace and community control of modern industry."
Top 10 points

People who influenced the Black Panther Party
and militant self defense
Robert Williams
- Author of the book "Negroes with Guns"
- Ex-marine
-Militant self-defense
Malcolm X
-Militant Revolutionary
-Human rights activist
Malcolm X vs Martin Luther King Jr.
Self-Defense vs Non-Violence
Who was more effective and why
Original Black Panther Party

VS
New Black Panther Party
Black Panther Party Impact
Interview
Famous Members of the Black Panther Party
What they accomplished...
Programs
Rules of the B.P.P
References
Free Breakfast Programs
Free Health Care Programs
Bobby Seale
The assassination of Malcolm X was one reason that lead Huey and Bobby to start the Black Panther Party. Their original purpose was to protect black neighborhoods from police brutality, but they quickly developed into a Marxist revolutionary group. Their agenda became the revolutionary establishment of real economic, social, and political equality across gender and color lines.
Background
Born: October 20, 1936
In college joined the Afro-American Association (AAA)
One of the original "Chicago Eight"
Sent to prison for incited rioters at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago

Known for co-founding the BPP with Huey Newton
Chaka Khan
Angela Davis
Eldridge Cleaver
Jamal Joseph
Aaron Dixon
The Black Panther Party was founded in 1966. It was a revolutionary black nationalist and socialist organization.
February 17, 1942- August 22, 1989
Co-founder of BPP
Newton had been convicted of assault with a deadly weapon for repeatedly stabbing another man, Odell Lee, with a steak knife in mid-1964 and sent to prison.
Was fatally shot on Center Street in the Lower Bottoms neighborhood of West Oakland.
1. No party member can have narcotics or weed in his possession while doing party work.
2. Party Communications must be National and Local.
3. Political Education Classes are mandatory for general membership.
4. All Branches must implement First Aid and/or Medical Cadres.
5. No party member will use, point, or fire a weapon of any kind unnecessarily or accidentally at anyone.
"It's time to fight back," that's what Huey said
Two shots in the dark, now Huey's dead"
2Pac
Though the FBI and various law enforcement agencies attempted to destroy the Black
Panther legacy, it lives on in the hearts and minds of thousands of people who will not let
the important contributions made by the Black Panther Party disappear. The Panthers
gave African American men and women pride and hope in their commitment to the
struggle to end racism, colonialism, classism, and other forms of oppression against
people of all “races.”
-Mario Marcel Salas
BPP had many successful programs that benefited the comunities. They provided:
free medical clinics
lessons on self defense & first aid
transportation to prisons for families with inmates
testing for sickle cell disease
They also founded the "Intercommunal Youth Institute" to show how black youth ought to be educated. BPP wanted to stop the violence against each other and bring all the oppressed races together for a better community.
The Black Panther Party began in Oakland, then spread nationally to 48 different states in North America, and had support groups in China, Japan, France, Germany, South Africa, etc.
There were activists in Australia that incorporated the BPP works in their social movements.
The representatives of the Vietnamese National Liberation Font who called themselves "Yellow Panthers" also used BPP as a model.
The Vanguard Party in the Bahamas was also influenced by BBP ideas.
http://www.itsabouttimebpp.com/
http://www.itsabouttimebpp.com/announcements/pdf/historical_26.pdf
The Women of the Black Panther Party
In the early 1970s women made up two-thirds of the organization’s membership.

Women Panthers turned toward local-level activism, providing food, housing, and health care in local black communities.
http://www.organizingupgrade.com/index.php/modules-menu/community-organizing/item/942-honoring-the-44th-anniversary-of-the-black-panthers-free-breakfast-program

http://www.vanderbilt.edu/mhs/2011/06/mhs-lecture-series-alondra-nelson-“the-black-panther-party-and-the-fight-against-medical-discrimination”/

http://www.biography.com/people/huey-p-newton-37369#arrest-and-conviction

http://www.biography.com/people/bobby-seale-9477529
http://gender.stanford.edu/news/2014/women-key-shaping-black-panther-party#sthash.VzGG6Lra.dpuf

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/68134/Black-Panther-Party

http://www.nndb.com/org/513/000042387/

Why did they choose a black panther as their symbol?
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