Theories Of The Black Panther Movement

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When learning about the Black Panther movement, and how influential Fanon’s theory was in their fight, it gave me a more familiar situation to compare it to. Black Panther members Huey Newton and Bobby Seale were highly influenced by this theory of oppression and violence. While at Merrit College, Seale and Newton organized a Soul Students' Advisory Council, and was recognized as the first unit to call for African American studies. Their parting of ways with the council occurred when they became unwilling to comply with restrained views after wanting to bring on armed youths in remembrance of Malcolm X’s birthday. They were influenced by his words and theory behind consciousness. His ideas played an instrumental role in the Civil Rights and
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