ABC To Air Black Panther Special
Kudos to ABC for stepping up with some out of the field content material! The community is about to air some very particular programming tonight. Check out the promo trailer beneath:
Here’s what to anticipate:
“The FBI and the Panther” – In 1969 a working battle between the Department of Justice, the Nixon White House and the Black Power motion reached its top. Patterns of infiltration, wiretapping and violence marked that yr. The particular episode options highly effective firsthand accounts that chronicle how the Black Panther Party established itself and have become so influential in 1969, how their agenda advanced, what the Panthers represented to African Americans and why the White House deemed them a risk. “The FBI and the Panther” airs TUESDAY, MAY 14 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network and might be accessible on streaming and on demand.
The documentary spotlights the gripping and deeply private story of the life and dying of a charismatic 21 year-old Panther chief named Fred Hampton. Hampton was gunned down as he slept, having been drugged and arrange by a police informant. As the bullets flew his pregnant girlfriend tried to defend him along with her physique. A full 50 years after Fred’s dying his then unborn youngster, Fred Hampton Jr., returns to the scene together with his mom who recollects in vivid element her makes an attempt to save lots of him.
“The FBI and the Panther” additionally particulars the story of the violent raid on Panther headquarters in Los Angeles that yr, from the attitude of Black Panthers who had been concerned and an LAPD officer wounded within the shootout. Young Black Lives Matter leaders, together with former police and former Black Panthers, describe a violent battle that unfolded between the FBI and the militant, charismatic and ill-fated younger Black Panthers. Black Lives Matter founder Patrisse Cullors and recording artist Tariq Trotter of The Roots discuss how this chapter of American historical past continues to form the story of race in America at this time.
The Series Director and Executive Producer is Jeanmarie Condon for Lincoln Square Productions. Fatima Curry is Senior Producer on “The FBI and the Panther” and is directed by Cyndee Readdean.
We can’t wait to see this! Will you be watching?
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