This study examines women in the Black Panther Party. It argues that Panther women justifiably placed the fight against racism above the fight against sexism. Analyzing their actions, ideologies, and reasoning for joining the organization will allow readers to understand why they became activists in the Black Panther Party. The rhetoric and practices of both men and women in the group reveal that they overcame sexist tendencies. These women worked with men to end patriarchy in the organization. The Black Panther Party evolved into a non-male centered organization because women in the party struggled internally against sexism, without losing focus of the bigger picture—the bigger struggle, to end racism and all that was associated with it, in the black community.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 47/05M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Black studies, Black history, American history, Womens studies|
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