The Black Panther’s Ten-Point Program
For this short writing assignment, you will be examining the political program of the Black Panther Party, perhaps the most prominent group operating within the Black Power Movement. After reading this document, please respond to the following questions.
1. How does this program compare to the program of the mainstream Civil Rights Movement?
2. What arguments are made as to why African-Americans should have their own, separate institutions?
3. Why, by the late 1960s, did Black Power programs such as these begin to find resonance with African-Americans?