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Actors David Oyelowo and Yaya Dacosta pose as members of The Black Panther Party while making Lee Daniels’ The Butler.

Actors David Oyelowo and Yaya Dacosta pose as members of The Black Panther Party while making Lee Daniels’ The Butler.

This pin contains more information about the "Black Panthers" a civil rights activist group who played a small but important role.

This pin contains more information about the "Black Panthers" a civil rights activist group who played a small but important role.

Original six Black Panthers (November, 1966) Top left to right:Elbert "Big Man" Howard; Huey P. Newton (Defense Minister), Sherman Forte, Bobby Seale (Chairman). Bottom: Reggie Forte and Little Bobby Hutton (Treasurer).

Original six Black Panthers (November, 1966) Top left to right:Elbert "Big Man" Howard; Huey P. Newton (Defense Minister), Sherman Forte, Bobby Seale (Chairman). Bottom: Reggie Forte and Little Bobby Hutton (Treasurer).

Black Panthers' Free Breakfast for Children' program (Oakland, 1971) -- (that's why we have the free and reduced meal programs in public schools now, thanks Black Panthers!)

Black Panthers' Free Breakfast for Children' program (Oakland, 1971) -- (that's why we have the free and reduced meal programs in public schools now, thanks Black Panthers!)

Black Panthers from Sacramento, Free Huey Rally, Bobby Hutton Memorial Park, Oakland, August 25, 1968

Photojournalist Pirkle Jones, 1914-2009

Black Panthers from Sacramento, Free Huey Rally, Bobby Hutton Memorial Park, Oakland, August 25, 1968

The violence used on the poster is nothing compared to the extreme damage Black Panthers did as a civil rights movement. Their destructive ways and endgame posters showed that their type of protesting was violent and abusive.n

The violence used on the poster is nothing compared to the extreme damage Black Panthers did as a civil rights movement. Their destructive ways and endgame posters showed that their type of protesting was violent and abusive.n

In January, 1969, The first Panther's Free Breakfast for School Children Program is initiated at St. Augustine's Church in Oakland. By the end of the year, the Panthers set up kitchens in cities across the nation, feeding over 10,000 children every day be

In January, 1969, The first Panther's Free Breakfast for School Children Program is initiated at St. Augustine's Church in Oakland. By the end of the year, the Panthers set up kitchens in cities across the nation, feeding over 10,000 children every day be