Black Panther

Black Panther

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


Origin:
1960–65, Americanism

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Black Panther
 
n
(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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Black Panther
1965, the movement an outgrowth of Student Nonviolent Co-ordinating Committee. Black power is from 1966, associated with Stokely Carmichael.
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