5th Annual Notre Dame May Day Movie and Discussion


Location: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, Browning Cinema

The Higgins Labor Program, in collaboration with the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (DPAC), proudly presents Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, (2015; Stanley Nelson, dir.). In the 1960s, a new revolutionary culture was emerging that sought to drastically transform the system. The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense would, for a short time, put itself at the vanguard of that change. The film explores 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. Documentarian Stanley Nelson weaves a treasure trove of rare archival footage with the diverse group of voices of the people who were there: police, FBI informants, journalists, white supporters and detractors, and Black Panthers who remained loyal to the party as well as those who left it.

Popcorn and soft drinks are complimentary.

A post-film panel discussion will follow featuring faculty, activists, and students.

Reserve your free ticket online or call 574-631-2800.

Cosponsored by Center for Social Concerns, Department of Africana Studies, Department of History, Department of American Studies, and Civil Rights Heritage Center at Indiana University South Bend.