In Defense of Self Defense (1967)

1946-1989, Authority, Black, Date, Defining the Enemy, Disruptive Spaces, Subjectives of Refusal, Urban Spaces, White Supremacy

The Black Panther Party was founded in Oakland, California, in 1966, and originally was called The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. It was a militant, leftist group in support of Black Liberation. Huey P. Newtown, one of the founders of the Black Panther Party, published “In Defense of Self-Defense” to justify the party’s main goal, which was “copwatching”, in which members would open carry weapons and patrol neighborhoods and police brutality.