January 30, 2016
As part of Black History Month, the film Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution will be screened at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, in Stearns Student Center’s Cinema Room at Johnson State College. A discussion will follow.
The film explores how more than 40 years after the Black Panther Party was founded in Oakland, California, the group, and its leadership, remain powerful and enduring figures in our popular imagination. The documentary weaves voices from varied perspectives who lived this story — police, FBI informants, journalists, white supporters, and detractors, those who remained loyal to the party and those who left it.
Free and open to the public, the “Community Cinema” screening is being held in partnership with Indie Lens Pop UP and Vermont PBS.