Revolutionaries or rebels?
Admired or feared?
The Black Panther Party was a Bay Area force that both changed and shocked the nation.
Saturu Ned, one of the founders of the Black Panther Party, said much of today’s civil disobedience and acts of protest – like athletes not standing for the national anthem – echoes what he and his activists did in the ‘60s.
They’re standing up for a “belief system,” Ned said of Oakland Raider Marshawn Lynch and ex-49er Colin Kaepernick. “This started from the foundation of the party standing up for what’s right,” Ned said.