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    Black Panthers Speech

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    influence spread (“10-Point Program”). The initial implementation was the start of many other forms of literature being used as catalysts for the growth of the Black Panthers. The Panthers published the recognizable Ten-Point Program in their newspaper. The 25-cent paper was a way to reach the followers across the country. Half of the profits went to printing, and the other half went to various chapters of the party (Workneh, Lilly) The paper also included moving and meaningful artwork. In addition to the paper, another important piece of literature used as a catalyst for influencing the movement was Soul on Ice. Eldridge Cleaver released Soul on Ice in 1968, and immediately captivated the black community and white lefts. The memoir told a story of Cleaver’s time in prison, and quickly climbed its way to the New York Times Best Seller list (“Eldridge Cleaver”). When Cleaver joined the Black Panthers, they had gained an intelligent and well-known member that legitimized and spread the group’s message. Their beliefs displayed through various forms of literature assisted in changing the mindset of young activists in society, who were looking for a cause to fight for. Furthermore, their humanitarian work and message of self-empowerment positively changed urban communities around the country. In 1968, the poverty rate in America was approximately 12.8% (“Russel Sage Foundation”). The Panthers had over 35 survival programs to help the poor people of their community. One of the…

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    Women helped with maintaining many programs such as the Clinicas and the Free food and Breakfast Programs. Women also defied society then and represented strong, gun holding women The Black Panther ended in 1982 after all the Black Panther leaders began dying one by one. Huey became disillusional and addicted to drugs.He began getting into drugs because of all the how hard it was etting to maintain a group when the FBI was constantly attacking them. On August 22, 1989, Newton was shot dead on…

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    Intersectionality Analysis

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    This image stems directly from cultural memories of the party’s military-style parade drills and the ever-present image of the African American man with a gun, combined with Eldridge Cleaver’s command that African American women invoke “Pussy Power” in defense of the Party and his pro-rape polemic in Soul on Ice. The macho mythos of the party often obscures, now as it did then, the complexity of the party’s official stance on gender politics and the serious nature of its dialogue with and…

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    The Black Panthers Party Rise and Local Influence It was the 1960’s in America and racial segregation was unbearable. Black people were being terrorize, brutalize and murder by the police in their communities. There were high depression levels of unemployment in the Black community, people of color lived in poverty where 40% of men that lived in the ghetto were paid less than 60 dollars per week. Making it impossible to support their families or bring up their children in dignity. Health care…

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    In Leave it to Beaver, Ward Cleaver; the father, is the dominant head of the household and carries multiple patriarchal roles. He is the sole provider for the family, making June his wife, inferior. This connects to Robert Rutherdale’s article on fatherhood and masculinity following the baby boom of the 1940s-1960s. Rutherdale argues that “while most baby boom fathers struggled to get a foothold in the vastly improved economy of the 1950s, their successes as wage earners became a central…

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    Born in Memphis, Texas and raised in Tuskegee, Alabama Kathleen Neal went on to travel a lot from countries such as India, liberia, Sierra Leone, and the Philippines. Later in her life she came back to school in America attending Quaker boarding school and graduating with honors. Kathleen Neal started her college education at oberlin college but transferred to Barnard University. During her time at Bernard University she began her journey to promote black intelligence and power. She took a break…

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    Nat Turner Analysis

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    In the article The Influence of Malcolm X on Black Militancy by Frederick D. Harper, he explains how “The philosophy of Malcolm X and Eldridge Cleaver during their Black Muslim period was relatively the same, reflecting the teachings of Elijah Muhammad and the philosophy of the Nation of Islam headed by Muhammad. Therefore, their post-Black Muslim philosophies and their independent ideas after breaking with the Nation of Islam were examined and compared in suggesting Malcolm X's influence on…

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    One of the biggest issues always brought up is Planned Parenthood an organization that provides women health care, to those who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford it. America’s government is made up mostly of men, who are deciding what women can and can’t do with her own body, and are in a constant debate on whether to stop federally funding Planned Parenthood. The panthers said, “Sisters have a duty and the right to do whatever they want to do in order to see to it that they are not regulated…

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    Black Panther Party and the film shows how revolutionary the movement was. The film is a recap of the titular organization of the short tumulus history of the Black Panthers. The film Vanguard is very straight forward to the point the legacy of the great panthers. Black Panthers were one of the most demonized organization in the US history of the white supremacist and corporate media. The film was relatively two hours as it displayed interviews and many video clips to show how the Black Panther…

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    leather, and Afros which made them very famous. In addition, the party derived much great strength of the Black Panther Party from its ideals and its youthful vigor and enthusiasm. However, the party had a great weakness which was the party ideals and its youthful vigor and enthusiasm that sometimes can be very dangerous especially when you’re up against the United States government. The awareness of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense grew tremendously after their May 2, 1967, protest at…

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