Lead: In the 1960s the Black Panther party represented a far more aggressive posture among African Americans frustrated continued resistance to full participation by blacks in the benefits of American freedom.

                Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

                Content: Formed in 1966 by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale, joined in leadership by Eldridge Cleaver and Stokely Carmichael, the Panthers combined ideas of black separatism influenced by Malcom X and an economic critique of western capitalism straight out of Karl Marx. This mix joined with a rhetoric of violence and confrontational tactics with authority, evoked fear and reaction in both white and black communities. 

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