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10 POINT PLATFORM & PROGRAM OF BLACK PANTHER PARTY

1966 VERSION WITH CHANGES OVER TIME NOTATED

Black Panther Charts By Dr. Pinderhughes

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Periodization of the BPP (2 Pages)

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Ideologies of the BPP [Chart]

Zinn Education Project

Teaching People’s History What We Don’t Learn About the Black Panther Party — but Should (full 33 page dowload)

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What We Want, What We Believe: Teaching with the Black Panthers’ Ten Point Program (full 7 page download)

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COINTELPRO: Teaching the FBI’s War on the Black Freedom Movement (Full 29 page download).

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Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution Study Guide

This discussion guide will help community groups, organizations, and educators who wish to use the film to prompt discussion and engagement with audiences of all sizes.

Books Recommended by Dr. Pinderhughes

  1. Abu-Jamal, Mumia. 2016. We Want Freedom: A Life in the Black Panther Party. NY: Common Notions. [Abu-Jamal focuses on the Panthers between 1966 and 1971.] 
  2. Bloom, Joshua and Waldo E. Martin, Jr. 2016. Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of The Black Panther Party. Berkeley: University of California Press. [Dr. Pinderhughes considers this book to be the best overall detailed history of the Black Panther Party written to date.]
  3. Douglas, Emory. 2007. Black Panther: The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas. New York: Rizzoli International Publications. [Minister of Culture Douglas supplies outstanding artistic presentations of the politics of the Black Panther Party.] -View Book
  4. Foner, Philip S., ed. 1995. The Black Panthers Speak. New York: De Capo Press. [Foner offers original Panther documents from 1966 to 1970.]  
  5. Spencer, Robyn C. 2016. The Revolution Has Come: Black Power, Gender, and Black Panther Party in Oakland. Durham NC: Duke University Press. [Spencer provides the best progressive critique of the Black Panther Party in print.]

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Present Day Activism

Dr. Pinderhughes believes that it is important for us to both act and then sum up our experiences so that we can better decide how to make further change. No organization is perfect, local or national, single or multi-issue. All organizations have flaws whether we notice them or not; we always need to determine whether those flaws are worth ignoring or putting up with. Making social change is like running a marathon; the problems that we see today won't be completely solved in our lifetimes. But changes and advancements can definitely be made, improving upon the conditions and issues to be faced by the activists in generations after us. Dr. Pinderhughes suggests that a few of the organizations that you might explore with a critical mind include:

1- Local and/or single issue social movement organizations that work in the area[s] of your interest
2- Move 4 Black Lives
3- Rising Majority
4- Black Lives Matter
5- Blackout Collective

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