THE BLACK PANTHERS PARTY
How they changed the U.S
Who are the black panthers ? why did they do the things that they did ?
At its inception on October 15, 1966, the Black Panther Party's core practice was its armed citizens' patrols to monitor the behavior of police officers and challenge police brutality in Oakland, California. In 1969, community social programs became a core activity of party members. The Black Panther Party instituted a variety of community social programs, most extensively the Free Breakfast for Children Programs, and community health clinics. They gave hope for the blacks during this time.
How did they change the u.s ?
The Panthers believed in the importance of education, and of kids showing up at school full and ready to learn, he says.Bobby Seale, one of the founders of the Black Panther Party, said at the time: “There are millions of people who are living below subsistence; welfare mothers, poor white people, Mexican-Americans, Chicano peoples, Latinos, and black people.“The breakfast program gave the Black Panthers an anchor to talk about something that seldom made the headlines in America—hunger and poverty.Forbes says that the breakfast program was just one of many programs the Panthers ran to address the needs of the poor. In fact, they developed more that 60 Serve the People programs, including efforts to provide free clothing and shoes, medical services —including drug and alcohol awareness, —legal aid education, and what was thought to be some of the first true early childhood education programs in the nation, preceding Head Start." the black panthers did well over average for the black communities in the U.S.