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College of Arts & Sciences
Department of History

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

Monday, November 2, 2015 - 7:00pm

The Nickelodeon will feature the film The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution and host a discussion led by Waldo E. Martin Jr., the Alexander F. and May T. Morrison Professor of American History and Citizenship at the University of California, Berkeley,is the author, with Joshua Bloom, of Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party (2013).
Director: Stanley Nelson
"Mainstream analysis poorly or outright incorrectly historicizes the Black Panther Party, often with revisionist aggression in calling it a “terrorist organization.” Stanley Nelson returns to the origin and rise of the black militant defense group, first in Oakland and then nationally, to set the record straight about Huey Newton’s and Bobby Seale’s uncompromising demand of “All Power to the People.” Because COINTELPRO so thoroughly decimated that era’s resistance movements, it’s easy to forget how many Panthers are still alive and active; Nelson interviews nearly all of them, as well as journalists and even FBI informants, in order to contextualize the Party in its original form and draw out its acute relevance for contemporary movements like #BlackLivesMatter."
The Nickelodeon is located at 1607 Main Street, Columbia--(803) 254-8234
Sponsored by the History Center, The Nickelodeon, The Institute of Southern Studies, and the Department of Political Science.