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The Black Panthers Party

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Andrea Holevas

on 19 April 2010

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The Black Panthers Party (BPP) The Black Panthers were formed in California in 1966 They played a big
role in the civil rights
movement The Black Panthers believed
that the believes of Martin luther king
for having a non-violent campaign had failed and they thought that the promises
made to them would take to long to be implemented or simply introduced.
The founders of the Black Panthers party
were Huey Percy Newton and
Bobby Seale They preached for a "revolutionary war" Eventhough they were an african american party they were willing
to speak out for all those who were oppressed from whatever minority group They were willing to use violence to get what they wanted. The Black Panther Party (BPP) had four desires : equality in education, housing, employment and civil rights. They had a 10 point plan to get its desired goals: 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." Those who supported the BPP claim that the FBI used dirty tactics such as forging letters to provoke conflict between the BPP's leaders In California, the party leader of Oakland, David Hilliard, claimed that the BPP was at the top of the FBI's most wanted list. The head of the FBI, Edgar J Hoover, called the BPP "the greatest threat to the internal security of the country." To view the BPP as a purely revolutionary and violent movement is wrong. In areas of support the BPP created a Free Food Program to feed those who could not afford to do so for themselves; Free Medical Research Health Clinics to provide basic health care for those who could not afford it and an Intercommunal Youth Band to give community pride to the movement. In January, 1969, The first Panther's Free Breakfast for School Children Program is initiated at St. Augustine's Church in Oakland. By the end of the year, the Panthers set up kitchens in cities across the nation, feeding over 10,000 children every day before they went to school.
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