HAY Online Black History: Black Panther Party Feeding Youth
By Aquarius Dawn Nancy
Above, pictured is Brad Jones of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Black Panther Party who is feeding the youth.
"The program may have been groovy, but its purpose was to fuel revolution by encouraging black people’s survival. From 1969 through the early 1970s, the Black Panthers’ Free Breakfast for School Children Program fed tens of thousands of hungry kids. It was just one facet of a wealth of social programs created by the party—and it helped contribute to the existence of federal free breakfast programs today." - History
The Black Panther Party was hopeful and the successful story about providing free breakfast to children is symbolic in many ways as necessary in many ways. Interesting how a revolutionary group as the Black Panther Party really inspired the Federal Government. What are your thoughts?