The Black Panther Party For Self Defense

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Huey Newton and Bobby Seale founded the Black Panthers Party for self-defense. In finding the Black Panther Party, Newton and Seale based the ideas and visions on the works of Malcolm X, a prominent figure in the Civil Rights movement, who had a “by any means necessary attitude”. “Malcolm had represented both a militant revolutionary, with the dignity and self-respect to stand up and fight to win equality for all oppressed minorities." Once they created the group Newton and Seale organized a mission statement, Ten Point Program, and a Uniform. The BP mission statement included: “[practicing] militant self-defense of minority communities against the U.S. government, and [fighting] to establish revolutionary socialism through mass organizing and community based programs" . The supplement Ten Point Program of the Black Panther Party included: Freedom, Full Employment, an end to robbery by the capitalists of black community, housing, education, exemption from military service, end to police, freedom for convicted blacks, wanting all people tried in court to be tried by jury of their peer group from black communities, and land, bread, clothing, justice, and peace. The Black Panthers were unmistakable not only by their mission statement and Ten Point Programs but also by their uniforms. Panthers were noticeable by their black leather jackets, blue shirts, black trousers, and black breets" that Huey Newton said were "international hat for the revolutionary.” Huey Newton not
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