On This Day: Black Panther Party

An engaging resource provides viewers with information about the founding of the Black Panther Party and social programs like its food bank that the party created. The video clips also describe the political views of the party and their goals for the civil rights movement. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Compare the Black Panther Party to other activists in the civil rights movement
  • Use the resource to prompt a discussion on equality and the civil rights movement
Classroom Considerations
  • A free C-SPAN Classroom account is required to access the resource, or use the following login credentials: Username: students, Password: C-SPANCLASSROOM

  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Resource is a great tool to open a discussion on African Americans' struggle for equality 
  • The video provides multiple viewpoints from former members of the Blank Panther Party
Cons
  • None