chapter  6
6 Pages

Romanticizing the Past?

Countless works dealing with the Black Panther Party have solely focused on the Party’s flaws, or at the very least, have distorted its failings.1 In contrast, The Black Panthers in the Midwest has offered a reassessment of the Black Panther Party through an extensive examination of the numerous social services and programs that the Party provided. The Party, and specifically, the Milwaukee branch, did have its share of faults and problems, however. Therefore, chapter six analyzes the shortcomings of the Milwaukee branch in order to present a more well-rounded analysis of the Black Panther Party so that the Milwaukee Panthers are not romanticized.