The Black Panther Party
Black Panther Convention, Lincoln Memorial

October - Oakland, CA - Bobby Seale and Huey Newton formed the Black Panther Party. Their primary goals included receiving decent housing and a good educational system for African Americans; an exemption of blacks serving in the armed forces; the release of all black prisoners; restitution for slave labor; and an end to police brutality.   The party soon branched out to major cities throughout the country.