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Black Panther

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  1. a member of a militant black American organization Black Panther party active in the 1960s and early 1970s, formed to work for the advancement of the rights of blacks, often by radical means.

Origin of Black Panther

An Americanism dating back to 1960–65
Also called Panther.
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British Dictionary definitions for black panther

Black Panther

  1. (in the US) a member of a militant Black political party founded in 1965 to end the political dominance of White people
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Word Origin and History for black panther

Black Panther

1965, the movement an outgrowth of Student Nonviolent Co-ordinating Committee.

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