What Is The Similarities Between The Black Panther Party Of The 1960s

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In the 1960s African Americans fought for Civil Rights. The African American community has made many achievements since the Civil Rights era. However, this community still shares some of the same civil unrest and emotionally driven movements that are similar to those of the 1960’s.
Achievement’s
Unlike in the 1960s, today African Americans have more freedom to accomplish anything. In 2016 Simone Manuel became the first African American women to win an Olympic gold medal for swimming. In 2015 Misty Copeland became the first African American women to become principal dancer in the American Ballet Theater. In 2008 President Barack Obama became the first African American President. Mr. Obama served two terms. In 2001 Robert Johnson became the first African American billionaire. (Taylor, 2007) The 1960s was a time of racial
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In areas of support the BPP created a free food program to feed those who could not afford to do so for themselves. Free Medical Research Health Clinic to provide basic health care for those who could not afford it. (Trueman) Some have even compared the Black Panther Party of the 1960s to The Current Black Lives Matter Movement. “Heading history there are many parallels between the behaviors of the Black Lives Matter Movement in 2015 and the Black Panther Party (BPP) of the 1960s through the 1980s”. (IV, 2016) The Black Lives Matter Movement was started as a hash tag after the death of Travon Marten. Its founders Patrisse Cullors, Opal Tometi, and Alicia Garza helped it grow into a movement. Unlike the Black Panther Party of the 1960s this group is not calling for the black community to pick up arms. However, like the Black Panther Party of the 1960’s the media has shown members of this group standing toe to toe with
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