The BBP or Black Panther party for self-defence was a black revolutionary socialist organization working for self-defence of black people. They were founded in Oakland, California, by Bobby Seale and Huey P. Newton on October 15, 1996. They had a huge background of goals, history and beliefs. The Black Panther party reformed the structure of American Society to achieve social, political and economic equality, based on principles of socialism. Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale led a revolution that was driven in response to the oppression of black people. They wanted to change that. Their ten-point platform was just the beginning of an unforgettable period in the history of this nation's civil rights movement. The black panthers played a
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The Black Panther party had a 10 point system of the rights that they wanted for their people. They had many goals like: give back to the poor, equality in education, decent housing, fit for shelter of human beings, free health care for all African Americans and oppressed people, an immediate end to all wars of aggression, help African American people get freedom and jobs, and protecting African Americans from police brutality. Their goals were often ignored or overshadowed by other campaigns. Black Panthers main goal was to achieve equal rights of Black Americans using “revolutionary” methods. They were willing to use violence to get what they wanted. “If you don't attack us, there won't be any violence; [but] if you bring violence to us, we will defend ourselves.” They were an extreme leftist party that wanted to fight for minority groups’ rights in USA. They wanted to get land, bread, housing, education, clothing, justice, peace and peoples community control of modern technology. They did a lot of good within their communities, but it was often overshadowed by violence and political agendas.
There were a number of positive accomplishments made within the Black Panther Party. The most famous and successful of their programs was the Free Breakfast for Children Program, initially run out of an Oakland Church. They had other programs that were also free services for the poor such as clothing