Black Panther Party

Black Panther Party, original name Black Panther Party For Self-defense, founded in 1966 in Oakland, Calif., by Bobby Seale and Huey Newton.
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The BPP sought to end racism & sexism. Black Panthers were brothers and sisters, who fought alongside each other & it was an egalitarian subculture; much more so than mainstream America in the 60′s.  In the subculture of the Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Movement during the era of the Civil Rights, the women had stature, presence and perhaps, almost as much power as the men did in this movement. Black Panther women’s voices were heard, encouraged, and they said what they wanted.

The BPP sought to end racism & sexism. Black Panthers were brothers and sisters, who fought alongside each other & it was an egalitarian subculture; much more so than mainstream America in the In the subculture of the Black Panther Party and Black

The Black Panther Party Free Breakfast For Children Program.

Black panthers- the black panthers established free breakfast for children who were in poverty. This was one of there only positive movements. Others involved violence.

Comrade Ericka Huggins

Ericka Huggins, activist and founder of the Black Panther Party in New Haven, Connecticut at the time of The New Haven Black Panther trials in

Angela Davis speaks at a Panther rally in Defermery Park, West Oakland.

Poster and Art Prints featuring the image of Angela Davis, the widely known Black Panther Party associate, educator and author. Angela Davis was born in Birming

In 1968 "Bunchy" Carter formed Southern California chapter of the BPP with John Huggins. and became a leader in the group. On January 17, 1969, "Bunchy" Carter and fellow Panther John Huggins were shot to death in UCLA’s Campbell Hall by members of the rival black radical group Us. Huggins and fellow Party leader Bunchy Carter were gunned down by members of the US Organization during a 1969 meeting at UCLA.  Their deaths were actual set up by the FBI and its COINTELPRO program.

The Black Panther Party was referred to as "the greatest threat to the internal security of the country" by J. Edgar Hoover and the Black Panther Party was targeted by FBI COINTELPRO operation.

Eldridge Cleaver's "Soul On Ice" is a collection of essays praised by The New York Times Book Review at the time of its publication as "brilliant and revealing"

'Soul On Ice' is a memoir and collection of essays by Eldridge Cleaver. Originally written in Folsom State Prison in and published three years later in it is Cleaver's best known writing and remains a seminal work in African-American literature.

On May 2, 1967, Lil’ Bobby Hutton was one of thirty Panthers who traveled to the California state capitol in Sacramento to demonstrate against the Mulford Act, a bill that would prohibit carrying loaded firearms in public. The group walked in to the state assembly armed as a protest to the Mulford Act. Lil’ Bobby Hutton Hutton, Bobby Seale and several of the Panthers were arrested.

Amen Par Ankh means Sacred Temple of Life- We are a Maafia a "Healthy Place To Live" Call

Geronimo Pratt (born Elmer Pratt, September 13, 1947 – June 2, 2011),  was a high-ranking member of the BPP. The FBI targeted him in COINTELPRO operation aimed to "neutralize Pratt as an effective BPP functionary."  Pratt was tried & convicted of the kidnap & murder of Caroline Olsen in 1972, & spent 27 years in prison, 8 in solitary confinement. Freed in 1997 (conviction vacated). Human rights activist until his death in Tanzania. Pratt was also the godfather of the late rapper Tupac…

“Today marks the anniversary of the passing of Godfather & Black Panther member Geronimo (Pratt) Ji Jaga.

Little Bobby Hutton and Sherman Forte outside Oakland Jail, waiting for Bobby Seale to bail Huey out of Jail, 1967.

Little Bobby Hutton and Sherman Forte outside Oakland Jail, waiting for Bobby Seale to bail Huey out of Jail,

Community people listening to Bobby Seale speak, 1968.

Community people listening to Bobby Seale speak,

Bobby Seale (right) at California State Legislature demanding of Capitol guards, "Am I under arrest?" No one was arrested inside the Capitol Building.

Bobby Seale (right) at California State Legislature demanding of Capitol guards, "Am I under arrest?" No one was arrested inside the Capitol Building.

West Oakland House where 90 minute shootout occured, April 6th, 1968. Unarmed Bobby Hutton, shot ten times, after comming out of burning house.

West Oakland House where 90 minute shootout occured, April Unarmed Bobby Hutton, shot ten times, after comming out of burning house.

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