One Book One Highland Discussion: “What happens when they call you a terrorist?”
Thursday, November 18, 2021
During this session, we will watch two brief videos on the Panther 21 to consider and discuss the history of political persecution of Black activists and its relationship to the experiences of “When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir” authors, Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele.
Watch the first video here.
VladTV interview with Bhoruba Bin Wahad, one of the panther 21, detailing how he knew Afeni Shakur. the case, the conspiracy between the judge and prosecutor’s office during the trial, why the jury acquitted them, and some perspective on the relevance it to the Black Lives Matter movement.
Watch the second video here.
Clip from Adam Curtis Documentary that outlines the concocted case against the Panther 21 and includes quotations from Afeni Shakur’s powerful cross-examination of one of the police informants/provocateurs.