In recognition of Black History Month 2018, the Office of Multicultural Student Services and the FLITE Diversity Committee will be hosting a screening of a thought-provoking and historical film, “The Black Panthers – Vanguard of the Revolution,” on Tuesday, February 27th at 11:00am and 1:30pm in FLITE 135. Below is a description of the film.
In the turbulent 1960s, change was coming to America and the fault lines could no longer be ignored – cities were burning, Vietnam was exploding, and disputes rages over equality and civil rights. A new revolutionary culture was emerging and it sought to drastically transform the system. The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense would, for a short time, put itself at the vanguard of that change. “The Black Panthers – Vanguard of the Revolution” is the first feature-length documentary to explore the Black Panther Party, its significance to the broader American culture, its cultural and political awakening for black people, and the painful lessons wrought when a movement derails.
For more information, please contact OMSS at 231-591-2617 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.