Black Panthers: Radical Revolutionaries of the 1960s and 70s

Jasper Anderson, Suyash Hodawadekar, Chris Long, Christian Tannujaya, James Yan Senior Division

We also took a trip to the Urban Archives at Temple University to get Black Panther Party newspapers. along with images of the Black Panthers. Malcolm X.Group Documentary Process Paper Topic Choice: We chose the Black Panthers because we were very interested in how the Black Panther Party fought for their community during the latter part of the Civil Rights Movement. We chose some songs to fit our theme and the time period of the Black . we chose this topic. Conducting Research: In order to get general information about the Black Panthers. a professor at Temple University and a former Black Panther. we first conducted our research by visiting our local libraries. Regina Jennings. Then we selected some pictures from the Internet and Urban Archives. and audio. Project Choice: We decided to do a documentary because our group members had video-editing experience. Meketon. It also allowed us to present our information in a visual way with pictures. First we typed and edited the script for our documentary’s narration. As a result. We conducted an interview with Dr. so we decided to study a different group or icon that contributed to the Civil Rights Movement. documents. We knew about Martin Luther King. To further our research. a retired dean of a Philadelphia public high school who was a Black Panther overseer. we used ProQuest to find more primary sources. We also interviewed Mr. The Black Panther Party was also interesting to us because the 1960s and 70s was a revolutionary era for black civil rights. This allowed us to have a greater knowledge of how the Black Panthers were revolutionary. and the NAACP during this movement.

From their Ten Point Program. Reaction. the Black Panthers started a revolution by building community programs. including many conflicts with the FBI and the police. and we also interviewed experts for our documentary. they had mixed reactions from the public. and created better living conditions. (497 words) . and Reform in History because the Black Panthers was a revolutionary group during the Civil Rights movement. the Black Panthers started a reform by changing into a humanitarian group. Relation to NHD Theme: Our project relates to the theme of Revolution. where they focused on politics and government programs. the Black Panthers reduced police brutality. but the public to gain an understanding of such a revolutionary group in history.Panther Party. Although the Black Panthers succeeded in decreasing the amount of police brutality. helped the community. This is why our project on the Black Panthers relates to our theme of Revolution. But aside from those conflicts. Reaction. As a result of their reforms. and they also wanted publicized the lack of protection and police brutality the community was experiencing. We selected the documentary over the other projects because we thought that a documentary allowed not only the judges. and Reform in History.

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