Black Panthers ….. 50 years ago!!
In my attempt to give praise and celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the formation and founding of the Black Panther Party. This article taken from The Huffington Post’s Black Voices page, written by Lilly Workneh and Taryn Finley pays homage to the organization very respectfully.
“The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution,” a documentary by Stanley Nelson which aired on PBS Tuesday, shined a necessary light on the contributions, convictions and struggles of members in the party. Nelson’s informative film took a deep dive into discussing the truth behind the Black Panthers and underscored the heavy institutional backlash the liberation movement received from police and the government.
From the group’s radical inception in 1966 to it’s dissolve in 1982, here are a few important things you must know to…
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