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Free Breakfast Program

  • Aired: 02/16/2016
  • 01:41
  • Rating: NR
This excerpt from the Independent Lens documentary Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution reveals a less heralded side of the Black Panther Party. After reading studies on how children who didn't get breakfast fared poorly in school, the Panthers started a breakfast program that served 20,000 meals a week to black schoolchildren in 19 different communities.
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The Black Panthers premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Tuesday, February 16, 2016.
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