Black 'panther', in reminiscence of the Black Panther Party.
The Black Panther Party was an African-American organization founded in 1966 by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale. Its members were involved in the Black Power movement and gained national and international notoriety. Rocky (Burnley) Jones, a friend from the old days, was responsible for bringing the Black Panther Party to Canada. In his long and distinguished career, he has been very much 'At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality'.