When Beyonce paid homage to the Black Panther movement during her Super Bowl performance, people like former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani and political commentator Rush Limbaugh and others lost their minds.

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Perhaps because they have little-to-no understanding of how the Black Panthers impacted the African-American community, politics, and style.

A new documentary by director/producer Stanley Nelson, titled The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, explores the controversial group’s influence and enduring legacy.


Nelson joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to discuss his film, which premieres Tuesday night on PBS (check your local listings), and said when he started the project, he “felt the Panthers story was relevant” and that it had “never been told.”

Tonight’s show airs at 8pm EST.