A revolutionary party formed in the 1960s, and founded officially in 1966 in Oakland, CA by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale. The purpose of the group was to protect Black people and neighborhoods from police brutality and white supremacy. The Panthers later formed into a Marxist revolutionist group that wanted to arm the Black community (that was victims of police brutality), to release all Black individuals from jail, and demanded reparations for Black people. The party also provided food, clothing, and transportation as community service programs. The aim was to resist capitalism (a structure that promotes, breeds, and upholds white supremacy), racism, and the killing of Black people, while promoting social change and community reforms. Some influential members of the party included Angela Davis, Eldridge Cleaver, Elaine Brown, Stokely Carmichael, and Fred Hampton. This was resistance to whiteness and oppression as a whole, by reforming the way oppression, racism, and police brutality in communities was viewed in America. It gave power, support, and inspiration to Black people.