Black Panthers (Women)

By: Daniela Chavez

Summary:

In Oakland California, 1966 the Black Panthers Party was created. Female panthers faced many mistreatments. They faced a lot of physical abuse, sexualy being taken advantage of, doing hard work for a long period of time like slaves, and being criticized by their abilities by being pointed out as less. Some of the specific events of the Black Panthers Party (BPP) were that women who participated on the BPP made a transformation in gender roles in the Black Panthers movement. People affected by this organization were the internal security. The Black Panthers were said to be a threat to them. Two-thirds of this organization were made up of females.


http://socialism.com/drupal-6.8/?q=node/2291

http://gender.stanford.edu/news/2014/women-key-shaping-black-panther-party

Why did women make an impact in the Black Panthers Party?

Women made an impact in the Black Panthers Party because they were finally able to express themselves and give opinions in certain topics like the liberation movement. Also not only did they express themselves and gave opinion on the liberation movement, they were also able to create organizations to help those in need. For example, kids who needed daycare, housing, the breakfast program, etc.

Bibliography:

“The Black Panther Party For Self-Defense.” Socialist Alternative. N.p., 2014. Web. 22 Sep. 2015.<http://www.socialistalternative.org/panther-black-rebellion/the-black-panther-party-for-self-defense/>

This website was somewhat helpful because the information on women’s role in the Panthers Party was very limited, but otherwise I was able to get information on how the Black Panthers Party was formed.


“The Black Panthers - History Learning Site.” History Learning Site. Web. 22 Sep. 2015.<http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/the-civil-rights-movement-in-america-1945-to-1968/the-black-panthers/>

This website was very limited in information. I would consider this website not that helpful, but helpful in a way where I was able to get information on what they wanted and expected to get out of the BPP and the year it started out.



“The Clayman Institute For Gender Research.” Women key in shaping Black Panther Party. Web. 22 Sep. 2015.<http://gender.stanford.edu/news/2014/women-key-shaping-black-panther-party>

This was a very helpful website. I liked how this website would talk about how women was the key in shaping the Black Panthers Party. I also like how women were portrayed as tough revolutionaries.


“Voices Of Color-Invisible Women: Sexism in the Black Panther Party | Www.Socialism.Com.” Voices of Color-Invisible Women: Sexism in the Black Panther Party | www.socialism.com. Web. 22 Sep. 2015. <http://socialism.com/drupal-6.8/?q=node/2291>

I like how this article talks about what women faced during the Black Panthers, knowing it was not easy for them. This article was an okay source overall.



“Women And Their Role in the BPP.” Women and their role in the BPP. Web. 22 Sep. 2015. <http://leeblockman.tripod.com/blackpantherparty/id2.html>

This website wasn’t really that useful, but I like how the women who participated in the BPP were mentioned and what their beneficials were.