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 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.
The end of the fifteenth century is attributed as the time period in which Christopher Colombus “discovered” the Americas. Although he was allegedly the first European to have reached these unknown lands at the time, many sought to reach the new world, for a variety of reasons. Most of those people could be divided in two: the settlers and the conquerors. In North America, there were more of the former, people looking for a new home where they could rebuild their families and lives. In Meso-America, however, the goal was to exploit the lands in order to produce and extract new goods which they could trade.
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 movie Forrest Gump is very historically accurate. It had three main events that actually happened. Those events were, the Vietnam War, the Integration act at the university in Alabama and the hurricane that struck the Gulf of mexico(Hurricane Carmen). With the Vietnam war being the biggest of the events, but it wasn’t entirely correct. The other event were smaller and sort of the side events that was happening throughout the movie.
The Black Suffragist: Trailblazers of Social Justice explores the contribution of African-American women within the suffrage movement. Rooted in the anti-slavery movement, women's suffrage began officially in 1848 at the New York Seneca Falls Convention. Leading the charge for public awareness of a woman's right to vote, was Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who were active abolitionists. African- American women were not fully embraced by many of the women's groups.
It takes a great deal of courage to fight for something that’s bigger than you. Activity 3: Imagine what the world would be like if the very few brave souls who live in it chose not to stand up against the evil that, in most circumstances, outweighs the good. Only a handful of people are brave enough to set aside their fears and perform acts that benefit the greater good. Works of fiction call these people superheroes, we simply call them heroes. Martin Luther
In this week's journal I will be discussing; The Opening of the Black Panther movie and how the movie is more women ordination and the overall power that women held in these positions, and what ways black women excellence is shown in the movie. The main character may be the king T'challa who is the king of wakanda, but the women were the true focus on the film, and are extraordinary. These women are extraordinary based around the fact that. None of these women have superpowers during the movie and don't let this fact deter them from the task that they take on.
I think that this activity gave me the extra push I needed because over Thanksgiving break I spoke up to one of my family members for the first time ever when they said something negative about Black people. I know that I still have an incredible amount of progress to make, and that it is something that I should have been doing all along, but I am still glad that I finally made a step in the right direction. In addition to continuing to speak up against people who are participating in racism in my presence I also need to continue to be aware of current events in the future. Every once in a while we would have a discussion in class about what’s been going on in the media, and almost half of the time I was not aware of what was going on until somebody brought it up in class.
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that ". Martin Luther King, Jr. emphasizes this quote because throughout American history discrete groups of citizens have strived for rights the American Constitution provided them. African americans did not have the same rights as other white people because of their skin color. In the late 1950s blacks stood up to fight for social justice and the public authorities who have reprehended their rights.
Many authors convey powerful, civil messages through novels. Walter Dean Myers does that through his novel, Monster. Monster is a story about young sixteen-year-old, Steve Harmon, who is on trial for being an accessory in a murder-robbery. The novel is written in a first person “movie style” that encompasses all of his emotions in a scene by scene setting. Myers brings out a theme of racism through multiple scenes in the novel.
In the United States America, African American People played an important role in the Civil Rights Movement. In a nationwide address on June 6, 1963, President John F. Kennedy insisted the nation to take action toward assuring equal treatment of every American regardless of race. Soon after, Kennedy proposed that Congress consider civil rights legislation that would address voting rights, public accommodations, school desegregation, nondiscrimination in federally assisted programs, and more. Despite Kennedy’s assassination in November of 1963, his proposal ended in the Civil Rights Act of 1964, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson just a few hours after House approval on July 2, 1964.