The Black Panther, 1966-2016Main Menucrystal am nelsona8c0d4166981909bee5f6307ade72fc185ed6296Cathy Thomasc194c1b18a8a0b957192be5b5fcddc54e7171304Kiran Garcha330f0fd93233f7f8a54631b3efe31dda36bdbfdf
Political Prisoner Movement
1media/1.jpg2016-11-21T17:33:45-08:00Kiran Garcha330f0fd93233f7f8a54631b3efe31dda36bdbfdf1232123plain2017-02-09T10:51:51-08:00Kiran Garcha330f0fd93233f7f8a54631b3efe31dda36bdbfdfOne of the Black Panther Party’s longest fought efforts involved the movement to free political prisoners. In fact, by 1968, the rate at which male Party members in particular were being incarcerated, killed, or sent into exile for their political ties to the Party led to a predominantly female membership. In many cases, children living in communities with an active Party presence not only witnessed, but often participated in the campaign to free incarcerated Panthers. As part of the movement to challenge a growing and heavily racialized, prison industrial complex, children of various ages attended rallies, wrote letters to imprisoned men and women, and attended the trials of those convicted of political crimes. As part of the Party’s directive to educate the masses about capitalism’s destructive effects, many of these activities were incorporated into the Party’s youth education programs, including its liberation schools.
1media/vol6_issue9_pG copy 4.png2016-11-21T17:21:30-08:00Kiran Garcha330f0fd93233f7f8a54631b3efe31dda36bdbfdfChildren and the MovementKiran Garcha4image_header3501962017-02-02T17:17:13-08:00Kiran Garcha330f0fd93233f7f8a54631b3efe31dda36bdbfdf