Are the Black Panthers violent?

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Are the Black Panthers violent?
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Elsa Knight Thompson moderates a panel discussion about the alliance between the Black Panthers and the Peace & Freedom Party. Participants are Bobby Seale, Chairman of the Black Panther Party, and Bob Avakian and Mike Parker, two organizers of the Peace & Freedom Party. Seale clarifies that the Panthers are not an anti-white organization but are anti-racism and oppression. Parker explains the origin of the Peace & Freedom Party's name and their coalition with the Black Panther Party. Avakian discusses Huey Newton's mayoral candidacy and how it has opened up discussion of radical politics throughout the country. Seale talks about the Panthers platform, which includes arming black people in self-defense, full employment and housing for the black community. The three panelists discusses how their ideologies translate into political action.

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Los Angeles : Pacifica Radio Archive, February 15, 1968.
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