are something every person should have. Its the thing that allows
people to think and act freely, and have a healthy life. But for
some time, African Americans didnt have civil rights. They were
considered less important and often hated so that people who just
so happened to have brown skin, had fewer opportunities in the U.S.
But some people were willing to stand up against this notion that
African Americans didnt deserve civil rights. They began to become
groups that banded together to stop this inequality. One of these
groups was the
Panther party, an organization dedicated to ending police
brutality and improve the lives of African Americans.
The Black Panther Party had clear goals and acted directly on those goals. show more content
It tired to solve issues in the black community. One of the ways they tried to end police brutality for blacks is by having armed patrols follow the police in African American communities (BlackPast). These patrols would wear leather coats and berets to show their military like force. These patrols would act in civil disobedience to make the police. The party tried to end police brutality in other ways to by listening in to police scanners to end violent encounters with African Americans (Washington Post). There were several violent conflicts with the police that the Panthers got into. John Frey, a member of the black panther party shot and killed a policeman during one of these conflicts, and spent 15 years in prison after being convicted of manslaughter (History). The Party also did several other programs to like free breakfast, schooling, and health clinics to improve the African Americans lives. They also did an armed protest in the California Sacramento, at the California statehouse (Britannica). This was a demonstration of civil rights, and the right to bear arms (Engelbert). The Black Panther Party also relied on symbols and phrases so that the party and its motives would stick in peoples heads. The phrase Black Power was made to show the independence of the
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