Stanley Nelson offers a long into the social context that gave rise the organization’s launch and expansion. Condition that mark striking parallels to what America is experiencing today. The documentary dispels hostile myths and misinformation about an organization. Specifically, that it was founded neither as a violent enterprise, nor anti-white hate group. Nelson’s treatment highlights a number of little known facts. For instance, at its zenith, BPP was serving some 20,000 free breakfast meals to needy youth on a daily basis. The film also raises a number of question, not the the least of which being, “To what extent did the U.S. government’s crackdown on The Black Panther Party irreparably harm the very black community that the organization was serving?“
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