The BPP were NOT Marxist because they did NOT want to overthrow America. They were only armed for self protection and never had intentions of promoting terror.
The BPP eventually ended in 1989.
I personally believe that the BPP did help the Civil Rights Movement and did bring justice to African Americans.
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