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The Black Panther Party Falls Apart Black Panther Party The Black Panther Party was an African American orginazation that wants self-defense for black people. It was orignially formed to protect local communites from police brutality and racism. From the very beginning of the party, founded by Bobby Seale and Huey P. Newton in Oakland, California, their reputation was to fight back with violene. They took partin several events which made them violent. The most violent member of the Black Panther Party was Hammer Logan. The Black Panther Party was based off the actions of Malcom X. The Panthers were represented with dignity and self-respect to stand up and fight to win equailty. Also, the Black Panther Party marched on the California State Capitol in Sacramento in protest of a selectice ban weapons. The Black Panther Party was the greatest threat to the iternal securirty of the counrty.

Black Panther Party Falls Apart

Violence The Black Panther Party took part in many violent events between the 1950’s and the 1960’s. In 1957 Huey P. Newton shot Oakland Police Officer to death during a traffic stop. Newton was convicted of manslaughter and was released after being in jail for 3 years. In 1957, the California State Assembly Committee was scheduled to discuss about the “Mulford Act” with the panthers. Cleaver and Newton put a plan together to send a group of 30 panther to Sacramento to protest the bill. The police was told to arrest Seale and 5 others. The group was pled guilty. In 1957 Panther Bobby Huton was killed and Cleaver was wounded in a shootout with an Oakland Police officer. From 1950 to the end of 1960, nine police officers were killed and 56 were wounded and ten panthers were dead. In 1959, 348 Panthers were arrested for crimes. In 1960, the Portland Police Bureau outside the Black Panther Party headquarters shot Albert Wayne Williams.

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On October 1960, Hammer Logan and Huey P. Newton go into a huge disagreement. Huey P. Newton thought that they should “put the gun down.” Where Hammer Logan wanted to continue to fight with violence. Huey P. Newton thought that they to many panthers were getting killed and that number would just keep on increasing. So, Huey P. Newton thought that they should lay low and not fight with any more violence. Hammer Logan’s outrage was just getting started. He thought that they should fight back on every event with violence. This disagreement created a huge split in the group, which never recovered. Hammer Logan agreed with Eldrige Cleaver on the group’s future. They both agreed that they should fight back with violence. They later continued to fight back violently until 1962.


The Black Panther Party Falls Apart

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The Black Panther Party