• Creator
  • Karpen, Joseph
  • Created Date
  • 1969
  • Description
  • The Black Panther Party was a radical, socialist organization founded by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale in Oakland, California and was active in the United States from 1966 through 1982. Their initial platform aimed to protect black citizens from police brutality, though this mission evolved over time to include programs to ease poverty, improve education, and advocate for the health of inner city residents. The party did not shy away from violen... more
    The Black Panther Party was a radical, socialist organization founded by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale in Oakland, California and was active in the United States from 1966 through 1982. Their initial platform aimed to protect black citizens from police brutality, though this mission evolved over time to include programs to ease poverty, improve education, and advocate for the health of inner city residents. The party did not shy away from violent confrontations with police, which often overshadowed their politics. The American government, particularly the FBI, considered the Black Panther Party to be a powerful threat to national safety and sought to weaken their authority over time. The Black Panther Party became a major part of the counterculture of the 1960s and a symbol of the radical turn that the Civil Rights Movement took at the end of this decade. less
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