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The Black Action Movement And The Black Power Movement

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Emergence: Huey Newton and Bobby Seale met in 1961 while fellow students at Oakland California’s, Merritt College. Newton and Seale met while attending a Merritt College rally to protest the U.S. Blockade of Cuba. Additionally, they were both activist members of the Donald Wards, Merritt College based African American Student Association In October of 1966, Bobby Seale and Huey Newton pooled their money from work and founded the Black Panthers Party in an Oakland California Storefront. As men of action and prompted by their disillusionment with the Capitalist Philosophy of Merritt colleges African American Student Association founder Donald Ward, Newton and Seale subsequently joined the SSAC under Ernie Allen which was a front for the (RAM) the Revolutionary Action Movement where they learned to be revolutionaries. The 1966 San Francisco Police shooting and murder of an unarmed black teen, the 1966 assassination of Nation of Islam Spokesperson Malcolm X, the emerging Black Power Movement, and the repressive actions of the Police during the 1966 Watts Rebellion were pivotal in the emerge of the BPP as they too embraced the Black Power Movement. The Watts Rebellion embraced the black power movement and was precipitated due to Black Peoples rage over ghetto conditions, a chafing against police brutality and the blatant murder of Black men by the Police, as well as the capitalist exploitation and oppression. Urban Communities in the Northern had also become frustrated, with
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