English: A COINTELPRO document outlining the F...

English: A COINTELPRO document outlining the FBI’s plans to ‘neutralize’ Jean Seberg for her support for the Black Panther Party (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A Forgotten Call for Education Reform

5. We want education for our people that exposes the true nature of this decadent American society. We want education that teaches us our true history and our role in the present-day society. We believe in an educational system that will give to our people a knowledge of self. If a man does not have knowledge of himself and his position in society and the world, then he has little chance to relate to anything else.—

excerpt from the Black Panther Party’s Ten Point Program, October, 1966.