Wednesday, September 30, 2015

A brief appearance in the Black Panther documentary

1969 press conference: From left: Fred Hampton and Bobby Rush (Black Panthers); Cha Cha Jiminez (Young Lords Organization); Mike Klonsky (SDS)
I have a small part in Stanley Nelson's new documentary "The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution." I am also doing post-performance Q&As at several of the showings.
Nelson goes on to chronicle many of the Black Panthers’ achievements, such as their trailblazing breakfast program for children, and the indisputable effect of the party to inspire pride in black Americans, and respect from the radical Left. As Mike Klonsky of the Students for a Democratic Society remarks, the Black Panthers were viewed as “the vanguard of the revolution.” -- Film Journal International 

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