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Vintage Hughes - Black Panther Summary & Analysis

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Black Panther Summary

The Black Panther has been pushed into the corner and has changed his anthem to "an eye for an eye" which is, Hughes says, the truest of the oldest lies.

Black Panther Analysis

Hughes here gives his stance on the Black Panthers; he portrays their turn to "an eye for an eye" mentality as a tragedy, the last resort of a desperate people looking for a truth to speak in the face of powerful violence and injustice. The truth they find is still a lie, though it remains the truest of the oldest lies. Vengeance, Hughes implies, will never overcome injustice. As he said elsewhere, the only hope for overcoming hatred is love.

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