POSTED BY: San Francisco Film Society
CREATED: Friday, April 17, 2015
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution is a documentary film about the history of the Black Panther Party. A class screening of the film may complement a social studies, ethnic studies or US history curriculum. Taught in conjunction with this guide, the film will encourage students to think critically about civil rights, activism, and the history of policing in the United States. Discussion questions and supplemental materials facilitate further research into related topics such as government surveillance, the role of media in shaping a movement, and the relationship between peaceful and violent protest.