#BlackPanthersPBS Trends on Twitter, Brings Out Hate for Scalia, Reagan, NRA

Facebook/The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution
Facebook/The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

PBS aired its Stanley Nelson-directed documentary Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution Tuesday evening, and the film became the fuel that launched #BlackPanthersPBS as a top trending topic on Instagram and Twitter.

Media and black journalists hailed the documentary as “phenomenal.”

Black Lives Matter leader and Baltimore mayoral candidate DeRay McKesson showed his support and simply tweeted: #BlackPanthersPBS

Other Twitter users used the documentary to attack recently deceased Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, President Ronald Reagan, and the National Rifle Association.

Still, other Twitter users watched the PBS film and linked the Black Panther Party’s radical agenda to that of present-day radical black nationalist group Black Lives Matter.

Follow Jerome Hudson on Twitter @jeromeehudson.

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