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”This brother here, myself and all of us here were born with our hair like this and we just wear it like this because it’s natural. The reason for it, you might say, is like a new awareness among black people that their own natural appearance, physical appearance, is beautiful and it’s pleasing to them.” -Kathleen Cleaver

Black Panthers (1968) dir. Agnès Varda

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“It is because they are an endangered minority that the Black Panthers have to affirm themselves so violently and declare war on their immediate enemy, the police. Their war cries frighten and exasperate the white racists who consider them black fascists, forgetting that they are much less dangerous than the police and much less fascists.”

Black Panthers/Huey (1968) dir. Agnès Varda