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The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense was a revolutionary organization founded in 1966 in Oakland, California. The Party not only united Black communities across the country but served as springboard for the movement towards Black liberation. It is because of the revolutionary spirit left behind by the Panthers and other inspirational freedom-fighters- The Black Organizing Project exists.
In honor of The Party’s 50th year anniversary, Black Organizing Project sat down with former Black Panther, Steve McCutchen to gain insight on his experiences and to learn his perspective on the social conditions that continue to plague Black lives 50 years later.
Steve, born in Baltimore, Maryland, moved across the country to Oakland at age 23 to join the fight of securing social , economic, , and racial justice for Black people . His courageous spirit is an inspiration to our mission and our work and we are honored to share his story with you all.