Black Panther Party

US black power organization (1966–1982)

The Black Panther Party or the BPP (originally the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense) was a revolutionary black power and Marxist-Leninist organization[1][2] active in the United States from 1966 until 1982, with international chapters operating in the United Kingdom in the early 1970s,[3] and in Algeria from 1969 until 1972.[4]

Black Panther Party
LeaderHuey P. Newton
Founded1966; 58 years ago (1966)
Dissolved1982 (1982)
Ideology
Political positionFar-left
ColorsBlack, light blue, green

It was founded in 1966 by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale. Founding members were Newton, Seale, Bobby Hutton, and Elbert Howard.

References

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  1. Joseph, Peniel (2006). Waiting 'Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America. Henry Holt. p. 219. ISBN 9780805075397.
  2. Van Deburg, William L. (1992). New Day in Babylon: The Black Power Movement and American Culture, 1965-1975. University of Chicago Press. p. 155. ISBN 9780226847146.
  3. Brown, Mark (27 December 2013). "Britain's black power movement is at risk of being forgotten, say historians". The Guardian. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  4. Meghelli, Samir (2009), "From Harlem to Algiers: Transnational Solidarities Between the African American Freedom Movement and Algeria, 1962-1978", in Marable, Manning (ed.), Black Routes to Islam, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 99–119