The Black Panthers By Huey Newton And Bobby Seale

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Rodney Stevenson English III Mrs. Briscoe 11 April 2017 Title The Black Panthers is a group or a party of Aafrican Aamericans that was formed to protect blacks from the white law enforcements. The group was established in 1966 by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale. The two leading revolutionary men created the national organization as a way to collectively combat white oppression. Dr Huey Percy Newton Born ( February 17 1942- August 22, 1989), Newton was born in Monroe, Louisiana. He was the youngest of seven children of Armelia Johnson and Walter Newton, a sharecropper and Baptist lay preacher. His parents named him after former Governor of Louisiana Huey Long. In 1945, the family migrated to oakland, california as part of the second wave of the…show more content…
He joined the Afro- American Association (AAA), became a prominent member of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity, Beta Tau chapter; and played a role in getting the first African-American history course adopted as part of the college 's curriculum. He read the works of Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin, Frantz Fanon, Malcolm X, Mao Zedong, Durkheim, and Che Guevara. During his time at Merritt College he met Bobby Seale, and the two organized the Black Panther Party for Self Defense in October 1966.The Black Panther Party was an African- American left-wing organization working for the right of self-defense for African Americans in the United States.Many of the Black Party 's beliefs were greatly were greatly influenced by Malcolm X: “ Therefore, the words on this page cannot convey the effect that Malcolm has had on the Black Panther party, although, as far as i am concerned, the testament to his work. The party achieved national and international renown through their deep involvement in the Black power movement and the politics of the 1960s and 1970s. The party 's political goals, including better housing , jobs and education for african Americans , were documented in their Ten- points program, a set of guideline to the Black Panthers Party’s ideals and ways of operation. The group believed that violence- or the threat of it- might be needed to bring about social change. They
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