Black Panther

[ blak-pan-ther ]
/ ˈblæk ˈpæn θər /

noun

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

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Origin of Black Panther

First recorded in 1960–65; the party was founded in Oakland, California, by political activists Huey P. Newton (1942–89) and Bobby Seale (born 1936), who modeled it on the Lowndes County Freedom Organization, an activist group in Alabama that had adopted a black panther as its symbol
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British Dictionary definitions for Black Panther

Black Panther

noun

(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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