Ed is joined by Sharon Irwin, the grandmother of Tony Robinson, and Andrea Irwin, Tony's mother.
Tony Robinson is a 19-year old Black man who was murdered on March 6, by a Madison, Wisconsin cop.
Ed Asner is an award-winning actor, who has spent a lifetime fighting against injustice.
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“The Black Panthers, Vanguard of the Revolution.”
"The Black Panthers, Vanguard of the Revolution," is the first major documentary of the revolutionary party that was founded almost fifty years ago amid the storms of the 1960s.
Directed by Stanley Nelson, whose recent works include "Freedom Summer," and "Freedom Riders," the film uses present - day interviews, film and photos from the past, and the music that was part of the revolutionary struggles of the time.
Opening in theaters around the US over the next week.
Michael Slate sat down with Stanley Nelson for an hour-long conversation at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.
"Nearly half a century later, we find our voices in a renewed chorus for justice and equality. We continue to witness a state apparatus that perpetuates a culture of fear and aggression with frequent and unwarranted displays of racial violence and oppression. . . . My hope is that the film reveals itself to be more than just thought-provoking observations of our past."
- Stanley Nelson