Bobby Seale and Huey Newton in October 1966. In 1969, community social programs became a aftermath violence and the remaking of a self pdf activity of party members.
Panther leadership, incriminate party members, discredit and criminalize the Party, and drain the organization of resources and manpower. The program was also accused of assassinating Black Panther members. Oakland police officers which wounded two officers and killed Panther Bobby Hutton. Black Panther Party membership reached a peak in 1970, with offices in 68 cities and thousands of members, then suffered a series of contractions. After being vilified by the mainstream press, public support for the party waned, and the group became more isolated. By 1972 most Panther activity centered on the national headquarters and a school in Oakland, where the party continued to influence local politics.