The Accuracy Of ‘Judas And The Black Messiah’ And 6 Facts You Should Know About The Black Panther Party
The group remains one of the most prolific organizations that stood for Black equality.
April 13, 2021 at 10:37 pm
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Before watching the Oscar-nominated film, Judas and the Black Messiah, I hadn’t heard much about Fred Hampton. The little I did know about the Black Panther Party was a whitewashed version of the group as violent and militant. Judas accurately portrayed Fred Hampton’s life, and the cast and crew of the film have garnered much praise and awards for their roles and storytelling. Watching the movie sparked my interest in learning more about the Black Panther Party and how important it is to tell Black stories accurately.
Here are six facts you should know about the Black Panther Party: