The Black Panthers' were an all black party supporting the abolishment of slavery and the creation of equality. They were around from 1966 to 1982. The Black Panthers were founded in California by Huey Newton and Bobbly Seale. Their popularity grew very quickly and all over the United States, so popular they produced their own newspaper. To soften the public image of the party the Black Panthers they created social insitutions designed to get rid of poverty and the improve the health of the black communities. The most well known programs were its armed citizens to evaluate the behavior of the police officers and its Free Breakfast for Children program. They party even had their own offical dress which consisted of blue shirts, black pants, black leather jackets, black berets, and loaded shotguns.
One thing that caught my attention was that the Black Panthers at one point were so radical that they were a danger to the United States' security. Also I found it very interesting that they had a set of rules. It's interesting to me because most of the people in the group wanted to escape people trying to control them so I am surprised that the group worked for so long. The party also used a lot of violence to try and solve the problem which was interesting because they weren't afaird to show the weapons. http://blackpanther.org/Legacy1.html