FINAL BLACK PANTHER PAPER

FINAL BLACK PANTHER PAPER - Emmanuel Kayode Ms. Wells...

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Emmanuel Kayode Ms. Wells English 102 Huey P. Newton and The Black Panthers Have you ever seen a black and white picture of a black panther or heard the phrase “all power to the people?” These props are from the late 1960 early 70’s militant group named the Black Panther Party. Their were a plethora of civil right activist groups around the time period but the Black Panthers stood out because they took Malcolm X’s idea of any means necessary and incorporated that in there ideology and were astoundingly sensational as they did it. The Black Panthers created a revolutionary movement that affected society, Blacks and Whites, during their era. Huey P. Newton was born February 17, 1942 in Monroe, Louisiana. He was the youngest out of 7 children to Amelia and Walter Newton. Huey was named after Huey Long, who was the governor of Louisiana. Huey Long was a prominent figure in Louisiana because he was the first politician to actually care for blacks. He provided programs that endowed poor blacks with received public education, healthcare, tax exemptions, and the opportunity to vote free of charge (The Politics of Racism). At his early ages, Huey P. Newton, read books like The Trail by Franz Kafka, Les Misérables by Victor Hugo, and The Republic by the Greek philosopher, Plato. After high school Huey went to Oakland City College where he met Bobby Seale and they became close companions.
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The Black Panther Party was formed October 26, 1966 by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale. The black panthers were established in Oakland, California and their main purpose were to bring an end to the capitalist of the black community, to bring an end to police brutality, and create a better society for you and I (A Huey P. Newton Story). They were always dressed in black leather jackets, blue shirts, black trousers, and black berets, which were the hats they wore that symbolized struggle (1960s Civil Rights Movement &
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FINAL BLACK PANTHER PAPER - Emmanuel Kayode Ms. Wells...

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