The Black Panthers

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Stanley Nelson's acclaimed film, The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution uses interviews, archival footage, and images to document the story of the radical political party established in 1966 by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale. A discussion guide for Nelson's documentary provides support materials for the classroom as well as for community showings.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Assign the post-screening activities as group research projects
  • Organize a community-wide showing and discussion of the film
Classroom Considerations

  • Preview the 1:55 film to determine if appropriate for your classroom
  • Requires access to the film
  • The film is available for purchase on subscription streaming services
Pros

  • The 23-page guide includes background information that places the Black Panther Party in the larger context of the Civil Rights Movement
  • The guide also includes the Black Panthers' 10-point program, a list of suggested community events, and sample discussion questions
Cons

  • None