Yes Hampton's life should be remembered even celebrated by carrying on what he stood and died for , that would have made the movie a righteous endeavor. But it did not, did it. I don't remember the movie giving any idea what the Panthers actually were or what a gifted orator and organizer Hampton was. No the movie was about the sorrowful angst of a rat in the kitchen. Oh yeh, that and the supposed violent nature of the Black Panthers.I got it. I'm sure many other brothers and sisters will. Plus, this isn't ancient history. Many were/are alive and knew him. So, his life and death are still remembered
Hoover was an entity onto himself. He did a lot of things with impunity. Especially to those he deemed unworthy. He had a blackmail file on 90% of all politicians. He left specific instructions it was to be destroyed on his firing or demise. Nixon went after it too. Hoover's loyal cadre followed his orders though
YES. You need to research the history of Hoover's FBI. Everyone know about COINTELPRO. His racist views came out as well
I can hope
If we don't watch things about our history, they will stop producing it
One Night was great
Piss poor white washed history lesson one can get from any one of the 74 million MAGA hat wearers or the other mass multitude within the squishy neo liberal tent if you ask me.
Hoover did SOME THINGS on his own with impunity. But as malevolent as he was his source of power came from forces above and beyond his control............he mostly took orders to carry out and then gave running reports are how they were going. You really don't think the daily round table security briefings the POTUS receives are a new thing do you? Most of what Hoover wanted needed to go through that round table BEFORE doing squat. Irregardless of his (now) infamous blackmail files they would only take him so far and he knew it. No, any power Hoover exercised came directly from those round table peers and those above him.......that's where his orders came from. So in that regard think of him more as a messenger boy than the source of all the evil that went down because COINTELPRO definitively was not a go it alone off the range from the head evil genius Hoover. The CIA had been pulling the same kind of stunts in S. America and beyond for a couple of decades. The CIA and DOD were playing the same game in NAM before the French threw in the towel. There's no way Hoover was going to pull the same con on Amerikan soil without prior approval from his round table of peers and above.
Laying the blame solely at Hoover's feet is just a little too convenient don't you think?
I need to study the history of the FBI?
I'd rather see them stop producing movies than making any more revisionist white propaganda lessons that serve more to erase our history.