The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution | Collection

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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. This collection features classroom resources from the acclaimed film, The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revoution. Through film clips, discussion questions, lesson plans and digital engagement, students will learn about and explore a pivotal movement that has new relevance in an era that has seen the rise of the “Black Lives Matter” movement. The Black Panthers condemnations of injustice, oppression and brutality in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s reverberate again in one city after another.

  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution | Film Discussion Guide

    This guide is a tool to facilitate dialogue and deepen understanding of the complex topics in the film The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution. It is an invitation not only to sit back and enjoy the show, but also to step up and take action. It raises thought-provoking questions to encourage viewers to think more deeply and spark conversations with one another. We present suggestions for areas to explore in panel discussions, in the classroom, in communities, and online. We also include valuable resources and connections to organizations on the ground that are fighting to make a difference.

    Grades: 7-13+
  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution | San Francisco Film Society Classroom Guide

    This study guide is intended to flexibly support educators in preparing for and following up on a class screening of The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution. Support materials are intended to facilitate group discussion, individual and collaborative creative exercise, subject-based learning and access to resources for further investigation of material. Educators are encouraged to adapt and abridge the content as necessary to meet their unique learning objectives and circumstances.

    Grades: 7-13+
  • Film Clip 1 | The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

    Weaving together a treasure trove of rare footage with the voices of a diverse group of people who were there, Stanley Nelson tells the vibrant story of a pivotal movement as urgent today as it was then. 

     

    Grades: 6-12
  • Film Clip 2 | The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

    This excerpt from The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution takes a look at the unique hairstyle and fashion worn by members of the Black Panther Party, many of whom were teenagers when they joined and unafraid to be black, to be themselves.

    Grades: 7-12
  • Film Clip 3 | The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

    This excerpt from The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution reveals a less heralded side of the Black Panther Party. After reading studies on how children who didn’t get breakfast fared poorly in school, the Panthers started a free breakfast program that served 20,000 meals a week to black schoolchildren in 19 different communities.

    Grades: 7-12
  • Film Clip 4 | The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

    In this excerpt from The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, we meet some of the women in the Black Panther Party, who did everything from fielding phone calls to delivering speeches. While the central image of the Panthers may be of males in jackets holding guns, the majority of its rank and file members were women who struggled to overcome chauvinism.

    Grades: 7-12
  • The Black Panther Party: Through a KQED Lens

    KQED cameras were there at the rallies in the ’60s and our reporters are still covering the story today, as our culture reflects on what’s changed, what hasn’t, and how, despite the demise of the party, Panther ideals live on today. This website contains archival clips of KQED coverage of the Black Panther Party, along with other resources.

    Grades: 6-12
  • What Can Today’s Social Movements Learn from the Black Panthers?

    How does the work of the Black Panther Party relate to social justice activism today, or historical revolutionary movements? Would you apply any of their tactics to make change in your own community? #DoNowPanthers

    How to Do Now

    Do Now by posting your response on social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Vine, Flickr, Google +, etc.   Be sure to include @KQEDedspace and #DoNowPanthers.

    Grades: 6-12

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