Black Panther Party

This week’s highlighted organization is the Black Panther Party.  Founded in 1966 in Oakland, California, by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale, The Black Panther Party was a revolutionary socialist organization that became one of the most widely known extremist groups in the 20th Century.  At its peak the Party had ~10,000 members and focused on African American rights and freedoms in the United States as laid out in its “Ten Point Program.” The Party also became known for violent altercations with law enforcement agencies. These include the fatal shootings of Oakland policeman John Frey and prominent party member Bobby Hutton as well as the police raid that ended in the death of party member Fred Hampton. [1]

We have a wide array of items on the Black Panther Party to share in this post, including an article published by the Black Panther Party, other items published about the Party and photos taken, presumable by Gordon Hall at a Black Panther Rally in Boston.

The Black Panther 1962

The Black Panther 1962

 

Facts About The Black Panthers (Unknown Source, Possibly Gordon Hall)

Facts About The Black Panthers (Unknown Source)

Facts About The Black Panthers (Unknown Source, Possibly Gordon Hall)

Facts About The Black Panthers (Unknown Source)

 

 

Free Huey Newton Rally Post Office Square, Boston, MA (May 1, 1969)

Free Huey Newton Rally Post Office Square, Boston, MA (May 1, 1969)

 

Free Huey Newton Rally Post Office Square, Boston, MA (May 1, 1969)

Free Huey Newton Rally Post Office Square, Boston, MA (May 1, 1969)


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Panther_Party