We used the Black Panther as our symbol because of the nature of a Panther, the Panther doesn’t strike anyone but when it’s assailed upon he backs up first but, if the aggressor continues then he’ll strike out!
“bir kadın, ne zaman kendi sesini duyurmak için ayağa kalksa, planlamamış bile olsa, tüm kadınlar için de ayağa kalkmış olur.”
Görsel : Stephen Shames -
Black Panthers, New Haven, 1970 -
NINA SIMONE (seated) … nicknamed "High Priestess of Soul.” She came to be known as the protest singer of the Civil Rights Movement. She wrote “TO BE YOUNG, GIFTED and BLACK” borrowing the title of a play by her friend, Lorraine Vivian Hansberry, which became a popular anthem of the Civil Rights Movement.
We are not fighting for integration, nor are we fighting for separation. We are fighting for recognition as human beings…In fact, we are actually fighting for rights that are even greater than civil rights and that is human rights.
The American people have this to learn: that where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob, and degrade them, neither person nor property is safe.
August 7, 1970, just a few days after George Jackson was transferred to San Quentin, the case was catapulted to the forefront of national news when his brother, Jonathan, a seventeen-year-old high school student in Pasadena, staged a raid on the Marin County courthouse with a sack full of handguns, an assault rifle, and a shotgun hidden under his coat. Educated into a political revolutionary by George, Jonathan invaded the court during a hearing for three black San Quentin inmates, not including his brother, and handed them weapons. As he left with the inmates and five hostages, including the judge, Jonathan demanded that the Soledad Brothers be released within thirty minutes. In the shootout that ensued, Jonathan was gunned down. Of Jonathan, George wrote, “He was free for a while. I guess that’s more than most of us can expect.”
ATTENTION BLACK TUMBLR!!! OUR SISTER HERE IS IN DIRE TROUBLE! I ASK THAT MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS ON HERE DO ANY AND EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO ASSIST AND PROBLEM SOLVE! THESE WHITE DEVILS ARE HUNTING US LIKE PREY IN THE WILD AND IM FUCKIN DONE WITH IT! IF WE ALL WORK AS ONE, WE WILL UNDOUBTEDLY BE SUCCESSFUL! NOW IS NOT A TIME FOR JUDGEMENT ON EACH OTHER. NO MATTER OUR BELIEFS, WE ARE ALL FROM THE SAME PLACE AND THE SAME PEOPLE. LETS HELP HER TO NOT ONLY THE BEST OF OUR ABILITY, BUT BEYOND THAT.