May 3, 1995
The rise of the radical Black Panther political party in the 1960s is chronicled in this drama. The Black Panther organization is portrayed as an African American group that dedicates itself to protecting black Americans from prejudicial police and other authorities. It does some good deeds, such as serve free lunch to black children and rid the streets of drug dealers. The FBI director, J. Edgar Hoover, begins to suspect that the Panther's activities are representative of communism, and strikes a deal with one of its members to report on the party's actions. The Panthers' activities culminate with an attack on the State Assembly building, and Hoover retaliates and begins the Panther's downfall by collaborating with the mafia to flood the streets with illegal drugs.