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Jordan Davis Black Panthers 11/15/10 Around the time 1966 came along, the United States had experienced numerous revolts in cities with heavy Black populations, such as: Harlem, Los Angeles, and Detroit. These cities were being led by many different organizations. “The issues these organizations were fighting against were the same: unemployment, bad housing, police brutality, poor health care, and inferior educational opportunities (Luna Ray 1).” These organizations knew about these issues, but had no idea how to solve these problems. In turn, Huey P. Newton & Bobby Seale formed the Black Panther Party for Self Defense in 1966. Even though they were not as successful as needed be, they considerably made a dent in the black liberation…show more content…
They were the first independent Black organization that had a clear analysis of the type of society we live in: one in which a small group of people hold all the economic and political power and use it to take advantage of the people. This was the basic teaching of the Black Panthers. But vital to their growth was that “their knowledge was not enough to have the right theories that it would have to be translated into a concrete set of demands that people can relate to and a clear course of action to achieve those demands (Wood 1).” The black panthers created a system used in some cities, such as the free breakfast program, and getting black history courses in some colleges. The black panthers put the biggest dent in the black liberation movement, and that is why they deserve…show more content…
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