Black Panthers

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What was a limiting factor in the significance of the Black Panthers?
Never more than 5000 members
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Where were the 30 chapters mainly located?
In urban centres on west coast and major Northern cities
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What is an example of an urban centre on the West coast?
Oakland
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What is an example of a major Northern city?
New York
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When following police cars, what led to violent shootouts?
Fact carried guns and cited 2nd Amendment to Constitution
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What did Black Panthers accuse legislature of in March 1967 when they surrounded and entered California State Capitol Building in Sacramento?
Accused of considering repressive legislation
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According to an FBI infiltrator what did some Black Panthers plan to do?
Blow up major department stores in New York City
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Why is it hard to judge the impact of the Black Panthers?
Hard to judge impact on black self-confidence
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How many members did the black panthers have?
5000
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Who took steps to try and combat the movement due to the suspicion of government authorities?
FBI lead the way
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What did memorandum produced by FBI's COINTELPRO show the FBI believed?
A "black Messiah" would emerge to unite radical groups and lead black people in violent revolution
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What did paranoia lead the FBI to do?
'dirty tricks' campaign, using techniques such as bugging and infilitration
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What did the FBI forge letters to claim?
That the Black Panthers were sending death threats to senior government officials
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What impact did the FBI campaign have on the Black Panthers?
Loss of support
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What happened as a result of the frequent arrest of leading members?
Increasing amount of money on legal fees, to detriment of survival programmes
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Why was there a tension between Newton and the party's presidential candidate Cleaver?
On use of violence - in 1968 Newton argued should focus on survival programmes while Cleaver was committed to militancy
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What did disagreements between leaders result in?
Reduction in influence of Party
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What did female members object to?
Macho image of Party
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Who were there conflicts between in the party?
Original males who joined defence force and female recruits essential to health and education 'survival programmes'
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Who did many women object to the high profile of?
Cleaver - before he joined he was a convicted ******
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What led to weakness?
Internal divisions, politically motivated police persecution
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Did the BPP succeed in stamping out police racism?
No, fell victim to attacks of FBI
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