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Power to the People!

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S: Mrs. Miller's Class 2010-11

FC: Power to the People! An Anthology of Poems and Thoughts

1: FOREWORD This book was created and illustrated by the third and fourth graders of my homeroom These children have a keen ability to search the world around them and recognize the injustices within it. Their ability to think critically about the world is an inspiration. My hope is that they will take this ability with them into adulthood and become the "change-makers" in this world. Mrs. Miller

2: Our class chose the Black Panther Party for Self Defense for our leaders of study for three reasons. The Black Panthers fought for liberty, change, and justice for all. For example, they protested against police brutality in Oakland, CA. They also had a sense of community. They began a free breakfast program for kids in a church called St. Augustine. The Black Panthers paved the way. They inspired the Chicano movement and Asian rights movement. These are the three reasons why we know the Black Panthers are honorable leaders of study. Power to the People!

4: Panthers Stand towering Extending for change, Freedom and justice for all Police brutality going down with the flow but still ain't gone Do you have the ability to put down police brutality? Then you need to protect and never stop until it's beaten for eternity They have black jackets They have black afros They have chocolate, black skin They have faith Power to the People! Jaedan Lee | Black Panthers By Avyonie Parrilla Ancient history... Why are you still doing this? Shooting? Drugging? Taking us to jail? We are doing something nice like feeding' kids but then the FBI comes and hurts us People are getting cuffed' and taken to jail... | Panther Life By Rebekah Hinton The panther life STRONG AS CAN BE "Power to the people!" as the Panthers would say The Panthers, chocolate, pure milk fried and hot chili! black, white, Asian and Mexicans This is the Panther Life As Strong AS CAN BE

5: Black Panthers by Lilly Burress 4th Grade 2011

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8: Black Panthers Kira Ruiz Panthers, Stand tall for freedom, for all. You! You protect and defend your fellow bretheren. Don't Stop, Don't Stop, Don't Stop Until you have beaten brutality! Huey didn't stop, He knew he was going to be put down. Thant didn't stop him from going and doin' it. Power, Power to the people!

10: Black Berets glasses leather coat afros is what they were fighting with guns they protest with words like gun shots "Power to the People!" Fist in the air, because they don't care! By Jayla Lamb

11: We are proud as eagles We're skin chocolate Fighting with words and guns Marching for liberty, change, and justice We are strong! Destinee Gomez

12: The Black Panthers Joseph Washington We had strong afros all of us had strong words most of us were friends no matter what Bold like rhinos like we say, "Power to the people!" We were serious not playin' Huey in jail chocolate brown we are brave protect and defend Our name has power We stand tall leather is what we wear We had goals to accomplish tried to stop the FBI Had over 800 Now most gone We fight hard Power to the People!

13: They are masters of protest They fought with guns, words Black glasses, black leather jackets, black chocolate skin. Fist in the air Freedom Names have power They are the power to the people Bold Afros strong, puffy, defiant Proud like eagles catching prey They never gave up heads held high Leather black They were the defenders They protected Black Panthers for Self Defense -Nathan Urquidi

14: Black Panther standing straight and tall like their strong, defiant, puffy afros. Giving power to the people that need it. But cops deny it. They shoot for no more police brutality, no more conflict. Black Panthers are serious when they have their guns, red books, and and black glasses. They are proud to wear that uniform and old hat. They're brave and forceful like bold rhinos in combat. Black Panthers don't have their fist in the air for nothing and they don't carry guns for nothin'. They have everything for the reason of FREEDOM! ~Jonhjairo Melo

15: Black Panthers Juan Lopez Escobar Bold like rhinos Protected blacks from police brutality. They said, "Hey man! I don't like the way you beat up blacks!" Walked with guns on the street to show boldness Strong in numbers "Power to the People!" Fought with words and guns. Helped black communities. | They were powerful leaders looking serious with these black leather jackets and black shaded glasses as dark as a cave. The Black Panthers began a free breakfast for children. The children loved them like they would love a teddy bear. The black panthers were fighting for freedom so people can have food because they were probably as hungry as grizzly bears. ~Mariah Grimaldo

16: The Black Panther are a political party that was founded in 1966. Bobby Seal and Huey P. Newton formed the Black Panthers so they could make a change to our government. The Party was founded in Oakland, CA. They were originally named The Southern Democratic Party. Their symbol was a black panther. A newspaper reporter falsely identified them as the Black Panthers and the name stuck. On October 15, 1966, Newton and Seal drafted the first version of the Ten Point Star which established the goals of the party. The goals of the party were to determine the destiny of the black community, quality education, housing, peace, to have an immediate end of police brutality, and justice for all people. At their height, the Black Panther Party had 800 members. The Black Panthers dissolved in 1982 because J. Edgar Hoover destroyed the Black Panther Party by assassinating their leaders, spreading rumors, and arresting them.

18: Black Panthers Fernanda Tello-Martinez Black Panthers sneaking up on whites showing they can do it. That they don't have to be scared or frightened Even though, some are mad Black Panthers never give up they keep on trying | The panthers fought with the eyes of a panther but they mostly fought with the knowledge of panther They stand straight and strong As strong as King Kong Didn't come into this world to be hated and won't be either. Julian Tinajero

19: Mrs. Miller's 3/4 Combo Class 2010-2011

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