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Black PanthersBlack History Month WIU Film Club Screening The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (Spring 2017)

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Join the WIU Film Club to Celebrate Black History Month. We Are Screening and Discussing the 2015 Documentary Film The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (dir. Stanley Nelson)

  • When: Monday, February 27, 2017, 6:00-8:00 pm
  • Where: 220 Simpkins Hall (English Department)

“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.” (

“The Black Panthers” is both a case study in effective political repression — through violence, subterfuge and the courts — and an object lesson in the vulnerability of political resistance.”

(A.O. Scott, “The New York Time”)