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Black Panther

noun
  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.
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Origin of Black Panther

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

Black Panther

noun
  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 panthers

Black Panther

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

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black panthers in Culture

Black Panthers

A militant Black Power organization founded in the 1960s by Huey Newton and others. Newton proclaimed: “We make the statement, quoting from Chairman Mao, that Political Power comes through the Barrel of a Gun.”

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