The Black Panther Party: What We Want, What We Believe
Proctor High School student Marquis Palmer will lead discussion in this class about the Black Panther Party as we learn about the transition from Black Freedom to Black Power in the turbulent 1960s. We will discuss misconceptions about the Panthers, as well as the organization’s community programs, the multiracial Rainbow Coalition, and the FBI program COINTELPRO that targeted the Panthers. We will also have a discussion about the Ten Point Program of the organization.
Class will start half an hour earlier, at 6:30pm. This means, people are welcome to come at 6:00pm for dinner. we enjoyed great meals from Freedom School chef Sean the last two classes. This week, our other Freedom school chef, Lana, will make tacos and a tasty desert for us (with halal, vegetarian, and vegan options). Can’t wait to see you!