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History of the Black Panthers

The history of the Black Panthers has been on going since 1966. The Black panthers believe in Anti-fascism, Anti- racism, Anti-capitalism, African- American, leftism Black nationalism, Revolutionary socialism, Black pride Gun rights, Intercommunalism, Marxism-Leninism Maoism.  In 1966 , The FBI said that the party was the party was the “The greatest threat to the internal security of the country.” This made head lines and became publicity for the Black Panthers. In 1968, The Panthers started a food program to feed children in Oakland California. This food program is still going to day and is credited to the Black Panthers. However in 1982 The Black Panthers became inactive.


  • The Black Panther political party started in 1966. The party started as ”The Black Panther party for self defense”
  • In 1966 the FBI said that the party was ”The greatest threat to the internal security of the country”
  • In 1968, the Black Panthers started a Food program that distributed food to local children􏰍.
  • The Part became inactive in 1982.

“We’ve got to face the fact that some people say you fight fire best with fire, but we say you put fire out best with water. We say you don’t fight racism with racism. We’re gonna fight racism with solidarity.”


They are Anti-fascism Anti-imperialism Anti-racism Anti-capitalism African-American leftism Black nationalism Revolutionary socialism Black pride Gun rights Intercommunalism Marxism-Leninism Maoism

Cop Watching

The Black Panther Party started in Oakland California. Police Brutality was rampant. Before everyone was carrying cellphones there was no way to catch someone, except with a different  set of eyes. The group started cop watching. They saw how abusive the cop where.

Source Editors. “Black Panthers.” HISTORY, A&E Television Networks, 3 Nov. 2017,

Thank you Dr. Gannon. Your Baked in the Cake presentation Has really opened my eyes.

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Author: Landon Schafer

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