Black Panther Movement Of Self-Determination

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How did the Black Panther Party lead to the black movement of self-determination? Luis Arguello Internal Assessment May 2014 Word Count: 1,729 Table of Contents A. Plan of Investigation………………………………………………Page 3 B. Summary of Evidence……………………………………………..Page 3 C. Evaluation of Sources……………………………………………...Page 4 D. Analysis……………………………………………………………Page 5 E. Conclusion………………………………………………………....Page 8 F. List of Sources……………………………………………………..Page 9 A. Plan of Investigation How did the Black Panther party lead to the black movement of self-determination? The Black Panthers were a notorious party known for their cries of self-determination within the black communities. Founded in 1966 by Huey P. Newton and Bobby…show more content…
Huey Newton and Bobby Seale founded the Black Panther Party in 1966. (Baggins, 2002) The Panthers fought to establish revolutionary socialism through mass organizations and community based programs. They practiced militant self-defense of the minorities against the U.S. government. The Panthers used practices from Malcolm X in there theoretical foundation. They followed his practices of dignity and self-respect to stand up and fight to win for equality for all the oppressed minorities. (Foner, 2002) The Black Panthers helped lead the black movement of self-determination. In order to gain their own self-determination, the Black Panthers used militant self-defense and were known for their violent struggles with the police. One of the group’s major actions was their march to the State Capitol. Black Panther Police Patrols usually walked around with their guns hanging out visible to the public. In 1967, legislator Don Mulford introduced a bill to repeal a law that permitted citizens to carry a loaded weapon in public in order to rid of these police patrols. The Black Panthers sent a group to go protest this bill. The group entered the Capitol carrying loaded rifles and shotguns. (pbs.org) To no avail, the bill was signed. This is an act of how the Black Panthers lead the movement for self –determination. They helped blacks at the time realize that they had the potential to fight for their rights and they didn’t care if it came by a means of
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