Huey Newton and Bobby Seale wanted people to join the Black Panthers not only for them to be able to carry firearms in the streets but also to help the community and help educate and bring about the 4 desires of the Black Panthers of quality in education, housing, employment and Civil Rights (A)(H). The Black Panthers had a 10 point Plan to achieve these desires and it included ending all police brutality and ending all wars of aggression. They dint use violence because they wanted too, they used it to end conflicts and to protect themselves. They used violent and promoted the use of violent to help communities such as the Watts community which has been attacked by the police and had to result to violence as nonviolence didn’t stop the brutality(A)(D). The Police treated the member of the Black Panther in a horrible manner. They would raid them and humiliate them because they were carrying guns around. The Black panthers were treated worse them most people as the found ways around the constitution as they were allowed to be carrying guns around just like the
They believed that the police was the government because police officers were all they saw of law enforcement. Whenever they looked at the police, they saw violence and racism, so they believed violence was the only way to monitor the police. As Huey Newton proclaimed: “political power comes through the barrel of a gun” (Turner, 66). Newton, one of the founders of the Black Panthers, obviously believed that violence was the appropriate response to being a successful political party. The Black Panthers, “whom the government had tried in every way to malign and destroy,” were primarily known for their violent philosophy (Zinn, 542). However, they emphasized that they were only violent in self defense. In fact, their symbol, the panther, “was chosen because the Panther never attacks unless cornered, and the African-American community of the 1960s felt cornered” (Brenner, 1). In a manner, the forming of the Black Panthers was self defense for the African American community. Although the Black Panthers believed in violence, they felt that they were justified because they were acting only in self defense due to police brutality and and the frustration of
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 Black Panthers were originally started by Bobby Seale and Huey Newton. “Huey Newton and Bobby Seale. The two leading revolutionary men created the national organization as a way to collectively combat white oppression. After constantly seeing black people suffer from the torturous practices of police officers around the nation, Newton and Seale helped to form the pioneering black liberation group to help build community and confront corrupt systems of power.” (Huff. Post, 2016) Newton and Seale started to recruit members immediately. From there, the party only grew. After Malcolm X was murdered, it left a lot of black people devastated. So, they were thrilled when a new black power party was formed. So, the Black Panther Party swept the nation. The Panthers would take anyone that would help them. Newton and Seale wanted to not just protest Black rights, but also wanted to get involved and help black families in poverty. They started a free breakfast program, and had a school for inattentive kids. “In addition to challenging police brutality, the Black Panther Party launched more than 35 Survival Programs and provided community help, such as education, tuberculosis testing,
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 BPP ideology quickly spread throughout the country in places such as Chicago, New York, and dispersed in surrounding cities. Readings such as Maeda’s, which talked about how the BPP inspired the Red Guard Party and formed a solidarity with Asian-Americans,
In contrary to peaceful protest and marches led by Martin Luther King there were other leaders who had more radical approaches to protest. Amongst these radical leaders are Malcolm X, Robert Williams, and the Black Panthers. The Black Panthers, a group created by in 1966, by Huey P Newton and Bobby Seale protected black communities patrolling areas with loaded firearms, monitoring police activities involving blacks. Since they were known for carrying loaded firearms FBI Director J Edgar Hoover considered the Black Panthers “the greatest threat to the internal security of the United States” (To Determine the Destiny of Our Black Community). The Black Panthers created the Ten-Point Program. The Ten-Point Program was a rundown of ten things the
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.
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. He recreates and modernizes the institutional racism that creates crime and specifically targets black males. He brings out the idea of how young black males are labeled and treated in courts and are automatically assumed to be the perpetrator of the crime.
The Black power movement was more than just a raised fist. It was an influential movement established in the 1960s, and began to slow down in the 70s, it promoted self-sufficiency among the black and African community, and they fought for equality and power among those who faced discrimination in society. The Civil Rights Movement and the Black Power Movement were two different movements with very similar motives, but different ways of going about their fight for equality. Symbolism played a significant role in representing the Black Power Movement, and helped unify the group by using one symbol that all recognized.The movement began as a reaction to the Civil Rights Movement and continued into the 1970s as a force for good. Imagine being discriminated against just because of the skin color you were born with. In addition to promoting more power for the people of color in society these strong people were pushing for equality among everyone.
For every 1,000 people killed by police, only one officer is convicted of a crime.
Huey Newton and Bobby Seale founded the Black Panther Party as a civil rights revolutionary party in Oakland, California in 1966. Since the time of slavery until the 1960’s and even today, Black people’s rights have been ignored from the government and white individuals in power. In the media, the Black Panther Party was described as a group of dangerous militants determined to threaten the lives of white people. On the contrary, the Black Panther Party was infuriated by the government’s neglect of the black community, so the Party was determined to protect and preserve black communities because the government refused to. To do so, Newton and Seale were not afraid to utilize their Second Amendment rights to protect themselves and their community.
In Document 1 Huey P. Newton, co-founder of the Black Panther Party states, “We had seen Martin Luther King come in an effort to calm the people, and we had seen his philosophy of nonviolence rejected.” After Dr. King’s attempt and failure to spread his philosophy to the Watts community, Newton began to question the power of nonviolence. “We recognized that the rising consciousness of Black people was almost at the point of explosion.” In Document 6 Kathleen Neal Cleaver says, “Because even nonviolent change was violently rejected, So it was like the Panthers were all of a sudden thrust into the forefront of being the alternative…” Dr. King’s death was an opening for the Black Panthers to spread their violent beliefs. Since it happened almost immediately after King’s death, this proves that Dr King’s philosophy of peace wasn’t
The Black Panther party were a militant civil rights group. The main focus of the Black Panthers was to end white capitalist control and police brutality. It’s leaders, Huey Newton and Bobby Seale produced a ten-point program which outlined their political aims. Some of the points were practical, like “decent housing, fit for shelter of human beings” . They also wanted “The power to determine the destiny of our black community” . These Ten points where only used to highlight the goals of the Black Panther party. They draw close parallels with Malcolm X’s teachings, because whilst he wanted a separate community for African-Americans, Malcolm would also campaign for better living conditions. This suggests that Malcolm X did leave an impact on the Civil Rights Movement and the abandonment of the Black Panther Party in 1982 highlights how Malcolm X’s significance on the Civil Rights Movement was mainly in the short
Throughout history people of color have been fighting to gain their equality. After years of experiencing their family members, neighbors and friends get brutally arrested by [the police] the people who are in charge of keeping the community safe two college students decided to put a stop to this. The Black Panther Party created a Ten Point Program in which they stated the objectives they were going to obtain in their organization. In the Ten Point Program they demanded ten things. They demanded freedom so that they could feel comfortable and safe walking within their own community. They demanded the right to full employment. They demanded an end to the corruption the capitalist was applying to their communities. The demanded education one
The BPPs decided that it was not only time to get their freedom but it was time to fight. They wanted the police brutality to stop so they followed their second amendment and bare arms. The patrolling of the police began. If they seen that an officer was to pull a black man over and search him, the Panthers would get out of the car and go towards the scene and stood watching with their guns out and easy to be noticed. The police officer questioned them with the law but what the law enforcement also known as “pigs” did not know was that the Panthers new their rights and quoted each every law and court ruling relevant to their situation. They showed law enforcement and the people that would surround the seen that they didn’t want blood or a shoot-out but only to use their guns in self-defense if necessary. BPPs were more different then any other organization. They had an impact to the black community with the struggle of