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How Black Panthers party empowered the black community and the causes of its demise

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  1. Introduction
  2. The black power movement
  3. Scholarly research on the contributions of empowerment
  4. The Black Panther's popularity
  5. Black Panthers party's goals
  6. Party's attempts to promote land ownership and reparations for America's blacks nationwide
  7. Strife in the mainstream America
  8. Legacy of community
  9. Conclusion
  10. Works cited

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. [...]


[...] An alliance with informants, jackanapes, and discrimination from within the Party kept it from enduring. The influence of the Black Panther Party lives on in the community programs they created and lives they empowered. Works Cited Austin, Curtis J. (2006). Up Against the Wall. Fayetteville, AR: University of Arkansas Press. Collier-Thomas, Bettye and V.P. Franklin. ?Sisters in the Struggle: African American Women in the Civil Rights-Black Power Movement?. The Journal of African American History 91.4 (2005): 532-560. Cheney, Charise. "In Search of the "Revolutionary Generation": (En)gendering the Golden Age of Rap Nationalism". [...]

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