On October 15, 1966, in Oakland, CA, Bobby Seale and Huey Newton founded the Black Panther Party. This group established their 10 Point Program outlining issues that were significant among members of the African American community, particularly with regard to the U.S. government. Included in these points was improving economic and social conditions among African Americans, establishing community programs, and ensuring safety in their communities. As their party grew, they coalesced with organizations across the country to grow awareness and promote change. View the videos below to learn more about this party and hear from some of its members.
Elaine Brown talked about Black Panther Party, including the group’s founding, political activism, controversialism, and growth into a nationwide organization.