The topic I wish to know more about is the Black Panther Party's acts of empowerment in the Black community and what led the party to its demise. The emergence of the Black Panther Party began some 40 plus years ago, which makes it a part of the post-Civil Rights era, pertaining to contemporary Black America. Contributions of the Black Panther Party that created empowerment in Black communities influenced present day community programs in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean.
For many Americans the mere mention of the Black Panther Party invokes terror, passion, and race politics of the 1960s, during the time of the Civil Rights Movement. The Civil Rights Movement is known for the works of Dr. Martin Luther King and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). With the guidance of Dr. King, the Civil Rights Movement was focused on nonviolence and peace.
[...] The article uncovers the international effect the Black Panthers Party had on Black Political Radicalism, and describes conferences in Montreal, Canada in which members of the Black Panther Party spoke to their Canadian followers in solidarity and encouragement to uplift the race. Notable Black Panther Stokely Carmichael spoke to a Canadian crowd on the importance of learning about their African heritage and the “undying love” that Black people need to have for one another in order to create unity and political cohesiveness. [...]
[...] But Kathleen Cleaver became a leader of the Party and used her international experience as an American in Asia during her father's time in the Foreign Service to aid her in the international politics between Asians and the Black Panthers Party (Tzu-Chun Wu 493). Most women held background positions within the Party, which was seen as more acceptable than the role of public figure for Black women by the Black radicals. Though they were radical about the advancement of political and social equality for Blacks and minorities, the Panthers were generally were conservative about gender issues. [...]
[...] Intelligent, wise members of the Black community held reverence for the BPP and I wondered how the BPP captured the respect of the Black community from the corners of the United States and in nearing countries such as Canada and the Caribbean. In a quest for understanding why Blacks glorified the BPP, I looked for research on the ways the Black Panther Party empowered the Black Community. Scholarly research on the contributions of empowerment provoked by the Black Panther Party is an aid in understanding why the Black community holds the BPP in high esteem and why so many members of the Black community applauded at least some of the contributions that the BPP made in the struggle for social equality. [...]
[...] He also goes into a reflection of how the hip hop generation which idealizes thugs should take into account that it was the thugs and “jackanapes” in the Black Panther Party that led it to its demise and corruption (Franklin 465). Larry Watani published an article for the Journal of African American History in which he details how the categorized various ideological camps of the Black Power Movement as "Black nationalist hate groups "(Watani 540). He further detailed the intensive detecting the intensive work of the FBI in infiltrating the Black Panther Party, which led to the party's destruction and involvement in criminal activities (Watani 543). [...]
[...] RAM hid its existence and networking from the authorities at the time, and assisted in supporting activists such as Malcolm and the SNCC along with the Black Panthers Party (Robinson 564). Documentation of the US government's intensive strides in infiltrating the Party with incumbents and raids to distort the public image of the Party is also declared within the book. Along with strife in the mainstream America, the Black Panthers also fought strife within the Liberation Movement. The Black Panther Party was its lack of supporting political activism from women. [...]
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