Black Panthers Vanguard of the Revolution

I strongly urge you to check out this film! It’s now available for free streaming through PBS. Very informative of our (lost, forgotten and distorted) history and pertinent to contemporary marginalized and oppressed peoples’ struggles for power.

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2 Responses to Black Panthers Vanguard of the Revolution

  1. Coumba says:

    The Black Panthers almost succeeded to gain full independence. They actually tried very hard to come together to believe in themselves and to accept who they are. I think that they had a very good organization in their activities and they had a common goal most of the time . I also notice that white Americans were supporting the black panthers, which mean that not all white people are racist. They understood what black people wanted. The problem is the power holders, they fell threaten that black people are uniting and became more powerful. As I was watching this video I was
    Asking why the FBI go unpunished for their crime?


  2. Mariah Fuller says:

    I agree and the same goes for the fact that they weren’t the terrible, racist terrorist group that they were portrayed as at the time. They advocated for the rights and betterment of their people. They even accepted white people who supported their cause. They organized and policed their communities against the power structure that meant to exclude them. What I found the most powerful in the film is that they educated themselves and wrote books and also, they travelled around the world to gain support for their causes. They also strongly embraced black culture and black images. It was unfortunate that the group came to a demise but I see the same passion in the modern movements such as Black Lives Matter.


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