The Legacy of the Black Panther Party: 50 Years On
Dr Althea Jones-Lecointe, Former British Black Panther
Dr Kehinde Andrews
Black Out Ldn
Pan African Congress 45 Foundation
Ashanty Lisa Alves
Amara Ranger, BEMA at University of Birmingham
On October 15th, 1966 the Black Panther Party for Self Defense was formed by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale. The Party quickly spread across the country and chapters were set up across the world, including in Britain.
One of the main features of the Panthers work was to patrol the police to try to end brutality against the Black community. Given the continued killing of Black people by the state this legacy is as important now as ever before.
The Panthers were far more than the gun toting misogynists they are mostly represented as. This event will discuss the real legacy of the Panthers, especially in light of the struggles against racism today.