Essay about The Black Panther Party For Self Defense

1374 Words Jan 4th, 2016 6 Pages
Everyone knows back then blacks wasn’t treated equally, and they had no rights. The whites was horrible to them and couldn’t do anything that whites did. Some of the whites abused and rape other blacks just for fun. However in 1966 many blacks were treated wrong, however they finally stood up to the whites and created The Black Panther Party for Self Defense. In the 1960’s African Americans that live in North America was still have trouble economically and socially. These urban centres had a lot of poverty poor living conditions, some were jobless, others was dying of diseases and violence against white policeman. This party all started because of Malcolm X who is a role model to The Black Panthers. He fought for the equality for the blacks and standed up to the whites who had freedom, but not blacks. The party was post to be just a few African Americans patrolling the places that other African Americans lived and watch out for brutality from cops. However when Malcolm X was assassinated people started to think enough is enough from these whites.(“Black Panther Party” 1). So the little patrolling group soon expanded to become The Black Panther Party for Self Defense. The Black Panther Party for Self Defense was the first organization in U.S. history who agenda was establishing real economic, social and political problems with gender and race. Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale both college students heard about Malcolm X 's assassination and founded The Black Panther Party…

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