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Judas and the Black Messiah (dir. Shaka King)

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Under the threat of prison, Bill O’Neal infiltrated the Black Panther Party in Chicago.

Judas and the Black Messiah looks at the last three years of the Black Panther Party Chairman, Fred Hampton’s life. While Hampton was falling in love , taking care of his people, and leading the city revolutionaries … O’Neal  was forced to navigate the dilemma of the hold the FBI had over him, all while starting to believe in the movement the Black Panthers represented.

Host Jonathan Schwartz is joined by Alex Ago, Aubrey Hicks, Bill Resh, and Erroll Southers.

Beware of spoilers. Trigger warning: racial violence, gun violence, state violence, murder, death.


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