MV FREEDOM SCHOOL: Lessons from the Black Panther Party and the Rainbow Coalition from the 1960s-70s – 10/29

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MV FREEDOM SCHOOL: Lessons from the Black Panther Party and the Rainbow Coalition from the 1960s-70s – 10/29

Love and Rage Media Collective

by Mohawk Valley Freedom School/Press Releases

In remembrance of the founding of the Black Panther Party in October of 1966, the last Freedom School class of this month will look at the politics of the Black Panther Party as well as other groups of the New Left of the 1960s-70s, including the Young Lords, American Indian Movement, and the Patriot Party. A close look will be given to various coalitions that these groups formed and what this meant for the movement of the 1960s-70s. A particular focus will be given to the Rainbow Coalition organized by Fred Hampton and the Black Panthers in Chicago which united a rainbow of Black, white, Latino, Native, working class and poor people into a coalition that had a major impact in local politics. As always, we will ask ourselves what this important history means to us today, especially at a local level. With…

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