Thursday, February 18

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

"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, its cultural and political awakening for black people, and the painful lessons wrought when a movement derails. Master documentarian Stanley Nelson goes straight to the source, weaving a treasure trove of rare archival footage with the voices of the people who were there: police, FBI informants, journalists, white supporters and detractors, and Black Panthers who remained loyal to the party and those who left it."
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (Video)
PBS - The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (Video)
Mother Jones: This New Film Will Change the Way You Think About the Black Panthers (Video)
Washington Post: Fifty years later, America still can’t understand the Black Panthers (Video)
The most radical thing the Black Panthers did was give kids free breakfast
Ex-Black Panther Leader Elaine Brown Slams Stanley Nelson’s ‘Condemnable’ Documentary
[PDF] The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

2011 December: Black Panther Party, 2014 July: Black Panthers (Agnès Varda, 1968 doc.), 2015 January: The Black Panthers Revisited, 2015 February: Black Panther Newspapers.