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This guide focuses on qualitative research methods using the Black Panther Party as a focus.

Key People associated with Black Panthers

Elaine Brown  (1943-

Stokely Carmichael (1941 - 1998)

Eldridge Cleaver (1935-1998)

Kathleen Neal Cleaver (1945-

Angela Davis (1944-

Douglas Emory (1943-

Fred Hampton (1948-1969)

David Hilliard (1942-

Erika Huggins (1948-

Huey P. Newton ( 1942-1989) BPP co-founder

Bobby Seale (1936-  BPP co-founder



Key People -- Black Panthers

What was the Black Panther Party?

The Black Panther Party (BPP), originally called the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, was founded in 1966 by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale, student activists of Merritt College in Oakland, CA. Its ideology was heavily inspired by Malcolm X, Frantz Fanon, and orthodox Marxism.


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