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Black Panthers On PBS Shows The Rise And Fall Of The Movement

Award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson, “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution” explores the revolutionary history of the Black Panthers, founded in 1966 in Oakland, California.

According to PBS, the critically acclaimed documentary spotlights the real story behind the movement that changed the world.

“I am gratified that PBS has the courage and foresight to bring this film to audiences across the country, and we are thrilled to call them our partners,” said Mr. Nelson. “The Black Panthers made an indelible imprint on American culture and politics. The story of their rise and fall is essential history for understanding the times we live in, and the complicated political dynamics that are still at play.”

“We are delighted to support the work of one of today’s most important independent filmmakers, Stanley Nelson, with whom we have enjoyed a long and productive relationship,” said Beth Hoppe, Chief Programming Executive and General Manager, General Audience Programming, PBS. “This film represents the kind of provocative, thoughtful independent filmmaking that has long been at the heart of PBS’ mission, and we are happy to work with PBS Distribution to steward ‘Black Panthers’ through theatrical, broadcast on PBS stations, and on to VOD and home entertainment.”

Check out the clip below:

Make sure to watch this extraordinary film tonight at 9pm EST. on PBS!


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