Black Panthers: Healthcare, acupuncture and community self-reliance.

Here’s a very short documentary about the Black Panthers and their efforts to construct real systems of care under extreme economic and social oppression. Their revolutionary healthcare initiative included providing acupuncture into the first widespread use in the U.S. outside more insular east Asian communities.

Guns, berets and leather jackets are what many folks typically associate with the Black Panther Party. But the Black Panthers were instrumental in bringing healthcare to neglected communities.