The Black Panther Party

Black Panther Celebration Oakland California

Friday, October 15 2021

How is it that the US government can eliminate the Black Panthers but are clueless as to how to eradicate the kkk?

I was fortunate to have watched this documentary at the library in downtown Nashville Tennessee with the filmmaker STANLEY NELSON and a small audience of roughly 75 people.  Little did I know that several members of the Black Panther Party were also in attendance and they took our questions and elaborated on areas of the film.  It was truly a life-changing experience... definitely, a must-see!


In the turbulent 1960s, change was coming to America and the fault lines could no longer be ignored — cities were burning, Vietnam was exploding, and disputes raged over equality and civil rights. A new revolutionary culture was emerging and it sought to drastically transform the system. The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense would, for a short time, put itself at the vanguard of that change.  The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution is the first feature-length documentary to explore the Black Panther Party, its significance to the broader American culture, it's cultural and political awakening for black people, and the painful lessons wrought when a movement derails.