16 May Black Panthers Documentary
When I first started my undergraduate studies under the criminal justice major, I was required to read a book titled, Last Man Standing: The Tragedy and Triumph of Geronimo Pratt written by Jack Olsen. This book was life changing. It painted a completely different picture of the Black Panthers and what they stood for. Since then I was completely obsessed with the activism of the Black Panthers. To me, they were the epitome of advancement of the colored people.
- They knew their rights inside and out.
- They were self- educated on the history of Black Americans.
- They created programs to feed children breakfast.
- They had drug prevention programs for addicts.
- They were aggressive and not once did they express an agenda to discriminate against other minorities.