The Black Panthers
"The Revolution has co-ome, it's time to pick up the gu-un. Off the pigs!" This was a typical chant offered by the militant Black Panthers during the late 1960s. The founder of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, Bobby Seale, declared: “They came down on us because we had a grass-roots, real people's revolution, complete with the programs, complete with the unity, complete with the working coalitions, where we crossed racial lines.” The group was associated not just with community programs and revolutionary rhetoric but violence, and was accused of multiple murders. In 2000, one of the group’s most prominent members, H. Rapp Brown was imprisoned for murdering an African-American policeman in Georgia.