Black Power Movement: The Black Panther Party

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One of the main groups of the Black Power Movement was the Black Panther Party. Founded by Huey P. Newton, Bobby Seale and others in Oakland, California, in 1966 . This group followed the ideology of Malcolm X using a "by-any-means necessary" approach to stopping racial inequality against blacks. Unlike the civil rights activists who preach non-violence, the Black Panthers authorized the use of violence as a viable form of self-defense.The Black Panthers gained notoriety for patrolling the streets in black berets, black leather jackets, and armed with weapons. Their message of self-determination and power won thousands of followers throughout the country. The Black Panthers wrote a ten-point program demanding most notably an end to police
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