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Black Panther Party

  • By: Charles E. Jones
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

The Black Panther Party (BPP), a revolutionary Black Nationalist organization, was cofounded in 1966 in Oakland, California, by two college students, Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale. They created the Black Panther Party because recently passed civil rights legislation seemed to ...

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