Sunday, October 14, 2018

Pantha.


In this dire time where human rights are jeopardized & lives seem not 2 matter, I find it appropriate 2 reintroduce a period where people actually fought for what they believed in.
 The Black Panther Party's bold approach to gun rights & police brutality has absolute relevance 50 years later! 
Have things actually chanced since then? 
Depends on who you ask.

1966- Black Panther Party was founded by Huey P.Newton and Bobby Seale on October 15,1966 

1967- The first BPP office was open at 5624 Grove Street, Oakland, CA in January

-Denzil Dowell is shot and killed by sheriff's deputies on April 1. Black Panthers respond in protecting the Dowell family. 


-First newspaper is published on April 25 with headlines "Why was Dennzil Dowell Killed?"  


- 30 armed Black Panther Activist go to California State Capitol, on May 2 to protest the Mulford Act which was a bill banning the display of loaded weapons. 

1968 - On February 8,  Black Panther activists in south carolina at South Carolina State were shot by local police and National Guard 33 were shot, 3 were killed. 

- On February 17, "Free Huey" rally was held at the Oakland Auditorium on his birthday. Over 5,000 people attended.  


- In April New York Black Panther Party chapter is organized.


-On May 6, Bobby Hutton is killed during a shoot out with the police. 
-In March Arthur Morris, was shot and killed by the U.S. government. He was the first member of the Black Panther Party to be killed.


- 6,000 protestors came out and supported Huey Newton on the steps of the Alameda County Courthouse in Oakland.  
-On September 28 Huey P. Newton is sentenced to 2 to 15 years in prison 

- In Newark the BPP office was bombed on December 7

- On December 21, Denver police raid Panther office searching for weapons, but none is found. Officers burn food and clothing were to be given to poor during the holidays. 


1969 -In January the Free Breakfast for Children Program (FBCP) is established at St. Augustine's Church in Oakland.

- In Vallejo, CA, Black Panther Party starts off the Breakfast program with 35 children within one week the number of children increases to 110 

-On March 19, Panthers Bobby Seale and Masai Hewitt visted the Scandinavian countries. Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland.
 

- On May 4, the "Free Huey" rallies were being held in 20 major cities at U.S. federal district courts.
  





-On June 4 the Liberation School, one of the BPP survival programs is started 

-Bobby Seale is kidnapped after leaving the Masai Hewitt and Shirley Neely wedding. 


-In Chicago BPP open a free medical health clinic. Another one of the major survival program on September 4. 

1977
-On July 1st 1977 Huey P.Newton arrives back to California 

1979 

August 22 Huey P.Newton is murdered in West Oakland, California

From my experience in this life history has the tendency 2 repeat itself while learning from previous mistakes & making necessary adjustments. So where do we go from here?


Peace!...with 2 fingers;)



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