The Black Panther Party Analytical Essay

The Black Panther Party
Rejects the image of the Black Panther Party (BPP) as being a violent and criminal organization.
# 118094 | 2,825 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2002 | US

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This paper presents an overview of the history of the Black Panther Party (BPP), which was founded by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale to promote black civil rights, especially protection from police violence directed at blacks and provision of social services to the black community. The paper looks at the FBI counter civil rights programs COINTELPRO, which were established because J. Edgar Hoover believed that the BPP was a threat to the security of the country. The paper concludes that, from humble beginnings and war within, BPP forged a vital position in 20th century American history despite the perversions.

From the Paper:

"Stokley Carmichael was born in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. He immigrated to the USA in 1952. Upon his arrival to America he was appalled at the gross presence of racism. He so attended Howard University and became active in the civil rights movement. He was elected leader of the Student Nonviolent Co-coordinating Committee. This new position of his can be seen as the seed of the BPP. Prior to Stokley Carmichael's involvement in the SNCC; its main focus was the peaceful integration of whites and blacks."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Seize the Time: The Story of the Black Panther Party and Huey P. Newton, 1970 published by Arrow Books and Hutchinson & Co. Reprint.
  • A Lonely Rage The Autobiography of Bobby Seale, 1978.
  • A Taste of Power Brown, Elaine. (Anchor Books: 1993).
  • The Black Panthers Speak - The Manifesto of the Party: The First Complete Documentary Record of the Panther's Program Philip S. Foner (Editor), et al (1970).
  • "Huey Newton Symbolized the Rising Black Anger of a Generation" New York Times by Dennis Hevesi, (August 23, 1989).

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