PBS traces The Black Panther Party
The Black Panther Party
The Black Panther Party was known as a militant, gun toting, take no mess group of Black people that got a reputation of being a gang of dangerous socialist radicals. Most people don’t know that the Black Panther Party gave free breakfast to Black children in the morning. And it is not widely known that the Black Panther Party’s mission was to instill unity, nutrition, education, social wellness, and self confidence among Black people. The Black Panther Party was responsible for opening health clinics, giving out free shoes to children, and also promoted financial literary within the Black community. When the Black Panther Party was formed it gave Black people a sense of unity and belonging to a group whose entire mission was to help and unite. We no longer feared racist people who wanted to kill and destroy Black people because the Black Panther Party’s mission also included protecting yourself and your home by any means necessary.
PBS will be airing a documentary on February 16th at 9pm, “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of Revolution.” This will be the first feature length documentary that will explore the Black Panther Party and its significance to American culture. In our present day we find that we are experiencing a new revolution similar to the Black Panther Party with the, “Black Lives Matter” movement. Uniting Black people everywhere to take a stand against police brutality, racism, sexism, injustice, and oppression against Black people. Be sure to tune in especially if you can’t make it to any Black History Month celebrations, you can watch this documentary from the comforts of your home.
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