Essay about The Black Panther Party, By Huey P. Newton

1254 Words May 1st, 2016 6 Pages
The Black Panther Party was a result of the rise in “Black Power”, where contrasting views on Black liberation emerged. Martin Luther King Jr’s methods of non-violence were deemed unrealistic, especially in what was seen as a predominantly white, racist community. Thus, the party adopted Malcolm X’s militant stands and emerged as a successful organisation that fought racism and defended their people. During their time of activity, they established various rules and ideals, and initiated programs to aid the Black community. Active from 1966 until 1982, the party eventually fell due to FBI intervention and divisions within the group.

• Creators of the Black Panther Party
The Black Panther Party was created by Huey P. Newton and Robert George ‘Bobby’ Seale. Huey P. Newton was born on February 17th, 1942, in Monroe, Louisiana. Huey P. Newton was influenced by Plato’s book, ‘Republic,’ and later Franz Fanon and Malcolm X. Mr Newton was later murdered on August 22nd, 1989 at age 47 by Tyrone Robinson. Bobby Seale born Robert George ‘Bobby’ Seale on October 22nd, 1986, and living at the age of 79 turning 80 this year. Both men were heavily influenced by Malcolm X’s ideology which demanded black people be armed to defend themselves. The two met at a rally protesting the Kennedy Administration 's blockade of Cuba. They became friends and later on in 1966 formed the Black Panther Party.

• Early stages of the party (Purpose)
During the early stages of the Black Panther Party,…

Related Documents