I can UNDERSTAND pessimism, but I don't BELIEVE in it. It's not simply a matter of faith, but of historical EVIDENCE. Not overwhelming evidence, just enough to give HOPE, because for hope we don't need certainty, only POSSIBILITY.
What We Don’t Learn About the Black Panther Party—but Should
By Adam Sanchez and Jesse Hagopian
Fifty years ago this month, the Black Panther Party was born. Its history holds vital lessons for today’s movement to confront racism and police violence, yet textbooks either misrepresent or minimize the significance of the Black Panthers.
This local organizing that Panthers engaged in has been erased in the textbooks, yet it is precisely what won them such widespread support.
Oct. 15, 1966: The Black Panther Party Was Founded
On this day in 1966, the Black Panther Party for Self Defense was founded. They sought social justice for African Americans and other oppressed communities through a combination of revolutionary theory, education, and community programs as stated in their Ten Point Program.
Abolish Columbus Day Campaign
In solidarity with Indigenous peoples throughout the world, the Zinn Education Project has joined the campaign to Abolish Columbus Day. Celebrating Columbus means celebrating colonialism, celebrating racism, celebrating genocide. It’s time that instead we paid tribute to the people who were here first, who are still here, and who are leading the struggle for a sustainable planet.