The Black Panther’s Ten-Point Program, later known as The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense Ten-Point Platform and Program, is, in my view, the most significant document of the 1960s in the United States. To explain why I make such a statement, three points of assessment will be utilised in order to explain why; these are context, contribution to the climate of the 1960s and the importance of the central issue of the document in the period of the 1960s.
Malcolm X once said “Early in life [he] had learned that if you want something, you had better make some noise.” The Black Panther Party lived by this quote. The party rose from the foundations of Malcolm X. The party was much different from other civil rights movements. They went by direct confrontation. The Black Panther party, a very misunderstood but known civil rights party held a strong legacy. They achieved this through their actions such as their famous strategies, their demands from the ten point program, the numerous outreaches in media, their relationship towards authorities, and their effects towards the current generation.
Out of all the decades, there has never been a decade like the sixties. The sixties was filled with diversity, hope, problems, anger and solutions. A lot of the different life-changing events and organizations took place in the sixties. One of the major organizations that took place in the sixties was the Black Panther Party. The main goal for the Black Panthers was not only to protect the African Americans but also to provide them with equal rights and opportunities. The prejudice that the African Americans went through got to a specific point where the Black Panthers felt they had no other choice but to use violence to get what they want. A lot was going on around the time of the Black Panthers creation. The Civil Rights movement was probably
A Violent Approach to Civil Rights The Black Panther Party for Self Defense was formed on October 15, 1966 in Oakland, California. They were largely inspired by Malcolm X, a famous member of the Nation of Islam, and desired violence if provoked. The Nation of Islam had three main beliefs, these were having black pride, being self-reliant, and black nationalism. The Black Panthers shared these beliefs and were very passionate about carrying them out with loaded guns. These ideas contradicted Martin Luther King’s nonviolent beliefs.
In this essay I will be discussing how the Black Panthers were trying to help the African American community. During the Civil Rights Movement Martin Luther King Jr had organised many nonviolent protest to help the African American community gain equal rights and to end segregation in the South. These nonviolent protests were mainly set in the South and mainly worked for the Southern community. It wasn’t effective in the North side which had the Ghettos which consisted of the African American community. During this time the Black people were treated in a horrible manner by the Police there were lots of reports of the police attacking the African American people who were not armed or did nothing wrong.
The Black Panthers were a Black Power group that wanted equality for everyone. The Black Panther Party for Self Defense helped shape the Civil Rights movement immensely. Who they were, what their core beliefs were, and how they shaped the Civil Rights movement, and America today will be covered.
I believe that radical groups, more specifically the black panthers and the Klu Klux Klan (KKK), were the most influential people in the civil rights movement. They both were big groups that tried to solve problems through actions, one was a positive impact, the other was a negative impact. Together they shaped the civil rights movement, and were always at the heart of everything.
The intention of this organization was to use violence against those who supported Reconstruction governments and efforts to improve conditions for African Americans. This organization was made up of mostly southern whites, and terrorized African Americans. In the article Albion W. Tourgee (1870) a man by the name of John W. Stephens, State Senator from Caswell was killed by the hands of the kkk. They killed him in the court room by stabbing him five to six times then hanging him on a hook in the court room. The reason for this horrific murder is because john was a supporter of reconstruction governments, and wanted to help African Americans.
In a speech given by Former Nation of Islam leader, Malcolm X, he states “There can be no black-white unity until there is first some black unity.... We cannot think of uniting with others, until after we have first united among ourselves. We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.” Black solidarity was essential for African Americans to gain social and political acceptance in the United States, throughout history, there were attempts of African American solidarity as well as countervailing forces that have made it difficult. Although during the Civil Rights Movement, the goals were similar in all black organizations like the NAACP, SCLC, SNCC, and BBP to eliminate legalized racial segregation
There was a group founded in 1996 called “Black Panthers”. It was a U.S. African American militant party who used self-defense against the local police. They grew to espouse violent revolution as the only means of achieving black liberation. This is similar to the “Black Lives Matter” protesters, but they wanted a more peaceful protest. They both are dealing with our cruel police who are killing African-Americans, and getting away with it instead of helping them. “Bobby Seale one of the “Chicago Eight” convicted of conspiring to violently disrupt the democratic national convention of 1968, was a codefendant in a Connecticut case charging murder of an alleged informer on the party”(The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia). The Democratic National
The founders of the Black Panther Party were community college students Bobby Seale and Huey Newton. The Black Panther Party didn’t want the legitimacy of the U.S government but was part of the global struggle against American imperialism. The party became the center of the revolutionary movement. They had offices in 68 cities in the U.S. and allies around the world. Huey Newton was born in Monroe, Louisiana on February 17, 1942. He was the 7th and youngest child to Walter and Armelia Newton. His mother was a stay at home mom, the child saw that as an act of rebellion because she didn’t work as a domestic servant. Walter Newton his father often said, “You can take a killing but you can’t take a beating.” “One day his father got in an argument
“Conflict theory explains deviance and crime as a consequence of unequal power relationships and inequality in society.” This is exactly what the Black Panthers were fighting against. The roughnecks, on the other hand, were a "victim" of circumstance. They couldn't get away from the eye of their community so more people saw the trouble they got into, it wasn't an issue of power or inequality. They simply grew up in poor homes, I used quotation marks around "victim" because they didn't have to commit crime just because they were poor, and lots of poor people aren't criminals. The Black Panthers, however, were living in a society that oppressed them as a group regardless of any rights or wrongs. They weren't doing anything wrong (at least not
The Black Panther Party and Latino Solidarity The Black Panther Party (BPP) originally formed in Oakland in the year 1966, was funded by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale. It was a so-called self-defense organization. They were a group fighting racial oppression which had a unique way of fighting for equality and the end of discrimination within the systems. The BPP played an essential role in inspiring other racially oppressed groups to create similar organizations to fight against white racism.
The original Black Panther Party (BPP), was started in 1966 and led by Huey P. Newton. They were started in Oakland, California in a fight against the police brutality and unjustified murders up there. We see the same thing today with Black Lives Matter(BLM), a group that originally started as a Twitter hashtag and blew up around the world. Its real impact came in 2013 after the murder of Treyvon Martin by George Zimmerman getting off. This was not as large until the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson and Eric Garner in New York City.
Founded in October 1966 in Oakland, California by Bobby Seale and Huey Newton, The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense set forth a principle to rescue African Americans from verbal and physical displays of racism. They stated that the Black Panther Party was formed to resist police brutality and the murder of black people by violence if necessary. The Panthers never despised white people and only wanted to create a unified, diverse nation. They wanted to terminate police brutality in African American communities by organizing harmless black protection groups dedicated to defending the black community, the Panthers believed that they could eliminate all forms of unwarranted police misconduct. The widespread tendency to react based on racial