Black Panther Ten-Point Party Platform

  1. WE WANT FREEDOM
  2. WE WANT FULL EMPLOYMENT
  3. WE WANT AN END TO THE ROBBERY BY THE CAPITALISTS OF THE BLACK COMMUNITY
  4. WE WANT HOUSING; WE WANT SHELTER, WHICH IS FIT FOR HUMAN BEINGS
  5. WE WANT AN EDUCATION WHICH TEACHES US OUR TRUE HISTORY AND OUR ROLE IN THE PRESENT DAY AMERICAN SOCIETY
  6. WE WANT ALL BLACK MEN TO BE EXEMPT FROM MILITARY SERVICE
  7. STOP THE MURDER OF BLACK PEOPLE
  8. WE WANT ALL BLACK MEN IMMEDIATELY RELEASED FROM FEDERAL, STATE, COUNTY, CITY JAILS AND PENITENTIARIES
  9. WHEN BLACK PEOPLE ARE BROUGHT TO TRIAL IN THIS COUNTRY WE WANT THEM TRIED IN A COURT OF LAW NOT OUT ON THE STREET
  10. WE WANT LAND, BREAD, HOUSING, EDUCATION, CLOTHING

I could get on board.

T. M. G.

Works Cited:

The 10-Point platform was originally mentioned in Tommie Shelby’s Dark Ghettos, the chapter on “Ghetto Abolitionism.” I found the platform below:  http://www.pbs.org/hueypnewton/actions/actions_platform.html