Kocolicious some final thoughts about the Black Panther Party
A review of black history spanning better than three centuries beginning from the Atlantic slave trade to the election of President Obama beckons the question: In the election of the first black president of the United States, what significant role did the Black Panther Party play in advancing African Americans socially and politically? What are the noted contributions attributed to the Black Panther Party that ushered in and facilitated in the election of Barrack Obama? African Americans and Americans in general who view the election of Barrack Obama as the most important and significant progress African Americans have ever made in The America, raises questions about the Black Panther Party and how they are positioned historically.
The Black Panther Party as well as their historical predecessors are all measured against the backdrop of the chronology of the Negro’s centuries long struggle in America for equal rights. This brings to mind historical black figures such as, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jackie Robinson, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, Fredrick Douglas, Toussaint Louverture and so many others. How will the Black Panther Party measure up historically against these and other former great crusaders and social change agents? On a scale of 1 to 10, number one representing the most significant, where would the Black Panther Party rate?