(AllHipHop News) Even with all the controversy surrounding Beyoncé's homage to the Black Panther Party during the Super Bowl halftime show, many people may not be fully aware of the history of the BPP. Filmmaker Stanley Nelson explores the organization's significance to the broader American culture in the documentary The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution.
Nelson uses rare archival footage and remarks of the people that were directly connected to the revolutionary movement including Black Panthers who remained loyal to the party and those who left it. He also showcases the police, FBI informants, journalists, as well as white supporters and detractors. The film features Kathleen Cleaver, Jamal Joseph, and dozens of others.
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of The Revolution is scheduled to air February 16th at 9/8C on PBS' Independent Lens. To check local listings visit pbs.org.
Watch the trailer for The Black Panthers: Vanguard of The Revolution below.
PHOTO CREDIT: Stephen Shames