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In praise of THE BLACK PANTHERS (Vanguard of the Revolution)

PostcardTBPThe Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, an excellent new doc by award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson, comes at precisely the right moment in American history. (JLH: 4.5/5 & RBM: 4/5)

Rave by F2 Managing Editor Jan Lisa Huttner

After the shock of last summer’s riots in Ferguson, Mo, most Americans of Conscience have finally begun to confront our true legacy of racial discrimination…

Our history as a nation is tarnished not by slavery (which was endemic across the Americas), but by “Jim Crow” and all that followed from it in the century AFTER the Emancipation Proclamation and the passage of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States which supposedly guaranteed “citizenship rights and equal protection of the laws” to all [male] citizens of all colors, creeds, and races.… read more.

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