Huey Newton and the Black Panther Party

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Howard 1 Around the fall of 1966, the black civil rights movement was changing its strategies and goals all overnight. Many white Americans wanted to know what was the sudden change in the blacks because they haven’t been use to seeing such a proud race that was demanding equal rights. The black movement shift became obvious to the public in August of 1965, when President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act that caused all the blacks to have pep in their step. After the signing there was many chaotic events that was occurring. Just one week after the of there was an explosion of ghetto violence that resulted in35 dead, over 900 injured, more than 3,900 arrested and over $46 million in property damage. The riots and damaging didn’t just…show more content…
ear’s Day of 1967, the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense opened up its first office for stocks of guns, so that they can give everyone the opportunity of
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