To Die for the People

To Die for the People
Edited by Toni Morrison
Foreword by Elaine Brown

Book News

"The former leader and chief theoretician of the Black Panther Party, Huey Newton was (and for some, remains) an iconic figure. This new edition of writings and speeches from between 1967 and 1971 moves Newton out of the haze of memory and brings his ideas (as well as the early history of the Panthers) into sharp focus. Recording the Party's internal struggles, rivalries, and contradictions, selections trace the development of Newton's personal and political thinking during these tumultuous five years. A new introduction by activist and former Panther Elaine Brown puts Newton's writings and political ideas into broader perspective. This book will greatly appeal to both political activists and readers interested in the history of social movements."

Park Life--and 3,000 Guitars
Oct 21, 2009

"Golden Gate Park has once again become a nexus for huge music concerts...Politically speaking, it's especially important to bridge a sense of then and now. One person who will be doing exactly that is David Hilliard, former chief of staff in the Black Panther Party, author of many books, and current-day teacher. 'Our purpose was always to ensure that art was part of our revolutionary political process,' says Hilliard."

- Johnny Ray Huston, San Francisco Bay Guardian

The Morning Show
Nov 23, 2009

David Hilliard talks to Aimee Allison in The Morning Show. Interview begins at 1hr:9min and ends at 1hr:31min. David Hilliard is the Black Panthers' former Chief of Staff.

- Aimee Allison, KPFA