Saturday, August 21st, 7:30 p.m.
Maysles Cinema in Harlem
That the Black Panther Party was founded in Oakland in 1966 by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale is a common misconception. In fact the party symbol and the roots of its philosophy of self-determination and self defense can be traced to rural Lowndes County in Alabama by way of Harlem, New York. Dwight Cammeron’s program remembers the efforts of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee to mobilize the African American majority of “Bloody Lowndes” to exercise their political voice by forming a local political party in the face of brutal repression.
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