A Program for Survival

The Black Panther Intercommunal News Service, Vol. 9, No. 4. Published on Thursday, November 9, 1972. 


A Program For Survival


Free Breakfast Program

Provides children a free, hot breakfast every school morning.


People’s Free Food Program

Provides free food to Black and other oppressed peoples


Liberation Schools

Provides free educational facilities and materials to Black and other oppressed children to promote a correct view of their role in the society.


Intercommunal Youth Institute

Provides Black and other oppressed children with a scientific method of thinking and analyzing things, basic skills for living in the society and a concrete alternative to established learning institutions.


Legal Aid Educational Program

Provides full legal assistance to those involved in legal problems, as well as legal aid classes.


Free Bussing to Prisons Program

Provides free transportation to prisons for families and friends of incarcerated men and women.


Free Commissary for Prisoners Program

Provides imprisoned men and women with the funds to purchase necessary commissary items inside the prison.


David Hilliard People’s Free Shoe Program

Provides free shoes to the people made at the David Hilliard Free Shoe factory and elsewhere.


People’s Free Clothing Program

Provides new, stylish and quality clothing free to the people.


People’s Free Medical Research Health Clinics

Provides free medical treatment and preventative medical care for the people.


People’s Sickle Cell Anemia Research Foundation

Instituted to test and establish a cure for Sickle Cell Anemia, to create better educational programs around Sickle Cell Anemia and maintain an advisory committee of doctors already researching Sickle Cell Anemia.


Intercommunal News Service

Provides news and information about the Black and other oppressed communities throughout the U.S. and the world.


Free Pest Control Program

Free household extermination of rats, roaches, ants and other disease carrying pests and rodents.


People’s Free Ambulance Service

(Being Implemented)

Provides free, 24 hour speedy transportation to people in need of emergency medical care.


People’s Free Dental Program

(Being Implemented)

Provides free dental check-ups and treatment for the people, as well as an educational program for dental hygiene and preventative dental care.


People’s Free Optometry Program

(Being Implemented)

Provides free eye examinations, treatment and eye correctional equipment (glasses, etc.) for the people.


People’s Free Plumbing and Maintenance Program

(Being Implemented)

Provides free plumbing and repair services to improve people’s housing conditions.


Community Cooperative Housing Program

(Being Implemented)

Provides decent housing, cooperatively owned and managed by the resident families.


People’s Free Furniture

(Being Implemented)

Provides free, decent furniture to improve our living standards.


People’s Free Community Employment Program

(Being Implemented)

Provides free job-finding services to poor and oppressed people, who cannot find work.

Survival Programs




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