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THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY. Briana Padilla, Gladis Gallardo, Imelda Juarez, and Elizabeth Garibay. Origin: The Ten Point Program. We want power to determine the destiny of our black and oppressed communities. We want full employment for our people. We want an end to the robbery.

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the black panther party


Briana Padilla, Gladis Gallardo, Imelda Juarez, and Elizabeth Garibay

origin the ten point program
Origin: The Ten Point Program
  • We want power to determine the destiny of our black and oppressed communities.
  • We want full employment for our people.
  • We want an end to the robbery.
  • We want decent housing, fit for the shelter of human beings.
  • We want decent education for our people that exposes the true nature of this decadent American society. We want education that teaches us our true history and our role in the present-day society.
  • We want completely free health care for all black and oppressed people.
  • We want an immediate end to police brutality and murder of black people, other people of color, all oppressed people inside the United States.
  • We want an immediate end to all wars of aggression.
  • We want freedom for all black and oppressed people now held in U.S. Federal, state, country, city, and military prisons and jails. We want trials by a jury of peers for all persons charged with so-called crimes under the laws of this country.
  • We want land, bread, housing, education, clothing, justice, peace, and people’s community control of modern technology. ( _Panther_Party)
cont of origin
Cont. of Origin
  • Originally called the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense.
  • Later became known as The Black Panther Party.
  • An African American organization.
  • Promoted self-defense and civil rights.
  • Founded in Oakland, California in 1966.
  • Founders: Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale.
panther quote
Panther Quote
  • “If you don't attack us, there won't be any violence; [but] if you bring violence to us, we will defend ourselves.”(

Huey P. Newton

  • Born February17, 1942 in Monroe, Louisiana.
  • Began having an interest in politics, while attending Oakland City College.
  • Was first influenced by Plato’s book Republic and later was influenced by other author’s works such as, Franz Fanon, Malcolm X, and others.
  • Recognized by his followers as “Defense Minister”.
  • Arrested for murder in October 1967.
  • Turned to drugs after Seale left party and later was murdered in a drug dispute (August 22, 1989).
founders cont
Founders Cont.

Bobby Seale

  • Born October 22, 1936.
  • Recognized by his followers as “the chairman”
  • Charged with conspiracy to insight riots(1969).
  • Attempted to reform institution for world wide world justice.
  • In 1970 and 1971 he was tried for the torture murder of a former Panther.
rules and regulations
Rules and Regulations
  • The Rules of the Black Panther Party
  • The Three Main Rules of Discipline
  • The Eight Points of Attention
  • The Black Child’s Pledge
  • Wanted to:
    • “guard against police brutality in black neighborhoods and provide social services” (
    • “capture the imagination of the black community, so that we could better organize them into a political electoral machine” (
      • The Black Panther
panther accomplishments
Panther Accomplishments
  • Grew to be 5,000 strong
  • Free Breakfast for Children Program
  • Testing for Sickle Cell Disease
  • Clothing Distribution
  • Emergency Response Ambulance Program
  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse Rehabilitation
  • Lessons on Self Defense and First Aid
  • Transportation to see inmates in prisons
political activities
Political Activities
  • Merged with Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee
  • Organized a march on the California state capital in 1967
  • Free Huey Campaign
  • BPP minister Eldridge Cleaver ran for presidential office on the Peace and Party Ticket
conflicts and the end of the panthers
Conflicts and the End of the Panthers
  • Police Brutality
    • Murders:
      • Bobby Hutton
      • Fred Hampton
  • 21 Panther’s charged for plotting to assassinate police officers and blow up buildings.
  • End of founders
    • In 1974 both Seale and Newton left the party.
    • The downfall to the party came in the late 1970’s.
    • New Black Panthers Party founded in 1989 in Texas

but it has no relation to old group.

Ideology: Far Left

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