Sep 30, 2015 @ 6:30pm
2082 Lexington Avenue
The legacy of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, founded by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale in 1966, continues to inspire people all over the world who want to challenge state violence and fight for genuine freedom and justice.
With several thousand members at their height, the Panthers were by far the largest revolutionary organization in the United States since the 1930s. The film by Stanley Nelson, The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, has sparked a new discussion nationwide about the history and legacy of the Black Panther Party.
Historian Donna Murch, who is featured in the film, will speak about what activists today might learn from the experience of the Panthers. An open discussion will follow.