Black Panther Party

TCXPI Presents The Black Panther Party For Self Defense Celebration


The 50th Anniversary of the Black Panther Party For Self Defense and Beyond is a celebration of the party and its many contributions to the nation.

In October 2016, the Black Panther Party For Self Defense Celebrated its 50th Anniversary. Every year since, TCXPI REMEMBERS the #BPP through imagery.

October Is Black Panther Party Month!

The Black Panther Party For Self-Defense originated in Oakland, California, by founders Huey Newton and Bobby Seale. The Original six members of the Black Panthers included Elbert “Big Man” Howard, Sherman Forte, Reggie Forte, Little Bobby Hutton, and Newton and Seale. They adopted the Black Panther symbol from an independent political party established the previous year by Black residents of Lowndes County, Alabama. The Panthers also supported the Black Power movement, which stressed racial dignity and self-reliance.

The Party established patrols in Black communities to monitor police activities and protect the residents from police brutality. The Black Panther Party combined elements of socialism and Black Nationalism. It promoted the development of strong Black-controlled institutions, calling for Blacks to work together to protect their rights and to improve their economic and social conditions.

The Panthers also emphasized class unity, criticizing the Black middle class for acting against the interests of other, less fortunate Blacks.

First Original Six Members of the Black Panther Party; Huey Newton, Bobby Seale, Bobby Hutton, Sherwin Forte, Elbert Howard, Reggie Forte


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