The legendary Jane Fonda (84) has always been a woman with two passions- she loves acting, but as a human rights activist, she despises White privilege and inj*stice within America and beyond. Throughout the 1960’s and 1970’s, was when her activism was fully put to the test, as the FBI surveilled her for her support of the Black Panther Party. Fonda supported the civil rights organization in several ways- through financial donations, posting ba’il money for their political pr*soners, and more. In 1970, her support of the News Orleans chapter of the Black Panther Party (BPP) showed just how much of a ga’ngsta she really was and how far she was willing to go, in order to help the BPP fight for the rights of African Americans.
The Dan’gerous Po’lice Standoff That Led To Fonda’s Help
What Fonda Did To Assist Panthers After Po’lice Standoff
The next day, on November 25, 1970, some of the Black Panther members, were being surveilled by N.O.P.D. officers. When they learned of the surveillance, they asked Jane to assist them with getting out of the state unnoticed, so they could attend a very important Black Panther organized national convention against injustice. Jane Fonda then rented 4 cars- under her name, with her credit card- for them to leave the state incognito. Unfortunately, the N.O.P.D. officers were also surveilling Fonda and that lead them to the Panthers she’d helped. The officers stopped the Panthers in the four rented vehicles, as they were leaving the Desire project and arr*sted them for no reason, other than being Black Panthers.
Officer Reveals Run In With Fonda
SMH…the more things change, the more they stay the same.