Black People : The origin of the Black Panther Emblem

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Learning, knowing and sharing our history is vital. But understand there is a price to pay for this knowledge. The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense was one of the most important organized political responses to our oppression in the history of this country. A whyte backlash continues to this day. Please watch the 7 min video and then read or re-read the information below.
"The Lowndes County Freedom Organization (LCFO), also known as the Black Panther Party, was started in 1965 under the direction of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) activist Stokely Carmichael. In 1965, Lowndes County in Alabama was 80% black but not a single black citizen was registered to vote. Carmichael arrived in the county to organize a voter registration project and from this came the LCFO. Party members adopted the black panther as their symbol for their independent political organization.
More than half of the African American population in Lowndes County lived below the poverty line. Moreover, white supremacists had a long history of extreme violence towards anyone who attempted to vote or otherwise challenge all-white rule. Lowndes County Freedom Organization members didn’t simply want to vote to place other white candidates in office. Instead they wanted to be able to vote for their own candidates.
White voters in Lowndes County reacted strongly to the LCFO. In many instances, whites evicted their sharecroppers, leaving many blacks homeless and unemployed. Whites also refused to serve known LCFO members in stores and restaurants. Small riots broke out with the local police often firing only on blacks during these confrontations. However, the LCFO pushed forward and continued to organize and register voters. In 1966, several LFCO candidates ran for office in the general election but failed to win. While their attempt was unsuccessful, the LCFO continued to fight and their goal and motto of “black power” spread outside of Alabama.
The movement spread all over the nation. Two black Californians, Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale, asked for permission to use the black panther emblem that the Lowndes County Freedom Organization had adopted, for their newly formed Black Panther Party. The Oakland-based Black Panther Party became a much more prominent organization than the LCFO. Thus few people remember the origins of this powerful symbol with impoverished African Americans in a central Alabama County.
Sources:
Clayborne Carson, In Struggle: SNCC and the Black Awakening of the 1960s (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1981); Evans D. Hopkins, Life After Life: A Story of Rage and Redemption (New York: Free Press, 2005).
 

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The Deacons for Defense was created after the bombing of that church and the killing of African Americans in Alabama in 64, and from 64 to 84 you did not hear about Black folks, having their children or elders killed at strip malls or metros or any of the other modern day lynchings we have read about in recent weeks and the past 20 years!
I dont know about the New Black Panther Party but I know that the original Black Panther Party made sure that as chldren and teens we had nothing to worry about from lynchings from random racists or racist cops, and there were other then the Black Liberation Army about 8 other named and unarmed , undercover and armed groups and organizations patrolling he community day and night!

Why is n one doing this now in easy carry, open gun law states??
 

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The Deacons for Defense was created after the bombing of that church and the killing of African Americans in Alabama in 64, and from 64 to 84 you did not hear about Black folks, having their children or elders killed at strip malls or metros or any of the other modern day lynchings we have read about in recent weeks and the past 20 years!
I dont know about the New Black Panther Party but I know that the original Black Panther Party made sure that as chldren and teens we had nothing to worry about from lynchings from random racists or racist cops, and there were other then the Black Liberation Army about 8 other named and unarmed , undercover and armed groups and organizations patrolling he community day and night!

Why is n one doing this now in easy carry, open gun law states??
The Israeli faction in NYC started two private neighborhood watch services. Shomrim Neighborhood Patrol and Shmira Safety Patrol. They are fully certified uniformed and plainclothes security officers, most have concealed weapons permits, they have personal cars fully equipped with sirens and lights. Their communications system rivals that of many small police departments. If this effective crime deterrent works for them it could work for us. Their business model is an extreme version of the National Neighborhood Watch Program.

www.shomrimch.com/

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www.chshmira.org/

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I wholeheartedly respect the NOI Protection Doctrine ever since the 1972 Harlem Mosque Incident where belligerent NYPD SCU officers bullied their way into a house of worship and got shot for their arrogance and disrespect of the legal sanctity of a house of worship.

www.themasjidmalcolmshabazz.com/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1972_Harlem_mosque_incident

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Many Blacks in Florida who are totally sick of the uncontrollably rising crime rate and the tepid response by the police officers employ contract security companies to protect their neighborhoods. I only know of one top notch first class Black owned security and private investigation company in NYC that is run by a Black retired MOF.

www.johnsonsecuritybureau.com/

Many Black citizens can form their own Neighborhood Watch Groups and rightfully request their law enforcement liaison be a Black officer. It is also of great benefit to contact your local, city, town or county law enforcement agency and ask to talk to any Black officer in their Community Service Unit if they even have one. Every Black citizen should have a concealed or open carry weapon if they meet the legal requirements, also join the nearest Black owned Shooting club.

https://www.nnw.org/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neighborhood_watch

 

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