The party set out to create practical change, and distinguished itself from both the non-violent civil rights movement of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Newton and Seale wrote a Ten Point Platform for the new organization, demanding as its first point, "the power to determine the destiny of our black community. Their program called for blacks to be tried by juries of their peers, for black prisoners to be released because none had received fair trials, and concluded with a quotation from the Declaration of Independence, asserting the right to revolution.
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Former Party Communications Director Kathleen Cleaver recalls the Panthers as "a mobilization of tremendously talented but very young Black people who had little financial and institutional resources, but we had unlimited imagination We had to imagine how we could make a fundamental change in the United States that would make Black People's lives better. They provided free breakfasts for school children and other community service programs.
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Simultaneously, they ran electoral campaigns, challenged racist exploitation, published a newspaper, organized schools, engaged in armed clashes with police forces, formed international alliances with nations and movements that shared their ideologies, and advocated a revolutionary transformation of the political system of the United States. By , however, optimism had taken some serious hits.
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FBI Chief J. Edgar Hoover vilified the Black Panthers as "the greatest threat to the internal security of the United States.
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