Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Black History Month

I think I've already mentioned this month but it bears repeating that the Black Panther Party had a ton of women in and was at times dominated by women. It included incredibly black women like Angela Davis, Assata Shakur, and Kathlene Cleaver.

Newsone wrote up a list of these activists and leaders and put it into an annoying slideshow:

The Women Of The Black Panther Party

If you hate slideshows as much as I do, you can view the list on a black woman's Tumblr account instead.

It's amazing how many of these women were accused of crimes. At least, until you consider the fact that the U.S. government did everything in its power to kill the BPP and is fucking still trying to go after Assata Shakur after all these years. Assata, by the way, is my favorite and you should look up more about her.

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