"You can jail a Revolutionary, but you can't jail the Revolution." - Huey Newton
The Black Panther Party was one of the most influential political movements of the 1960s, though the exact details of what the party stood for have been muddled since its inception. First and foremost, the Black Panther Party was created to protect citizens from police brutality in Oakland, California. This goal also extended to social programs, most notably distributing food to those in need via the Free Breakfast for Children Program. This program was replicated across the country, and fed over 10,000 children every morning. The Panthers also focused their efforts on criminal justice reform, reparations, and removing blacks from the draft until they were fairly represented elsewhere.