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Women In The Black Panthers

In this excerpt from the Independent Lens documentary "The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution," meet some of the women in the Black Panther Party, who did everything from fielding phone calls to delivering speeches. While the central image of the Panthers may be of males in jackets holding guns, the majority of its rank and file members were women who struggled to overcome chauvinism.

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