Talk on Black Panther News Service 1967-1980

As part of the GPI's July programme, hear David Hilliard talk on the Black Panther Intercommunal News Service 1967-1980

The Black Panther Intercommunal News Service 1967-1980 is a collection of pages from the original groundbreaking editions of the Black Panther Party's official news organ, selected and edited by David Hilliard. It also includes original essays by Hilliard, Elaine Brown, Dr Stan Ogden and others. First called the Black Panther Community News Service and then the Black Panther Intercommunal News Service, the weekly periodical was distributed in the USA and internationally. In its heyday it sold several hundred thousand copies each week and ultimately became the most influential independent black newspaper in the USA. It was also part of the inspiration for the setting up of the Black Panthers organisation in the UK. This collection was published in 2007 to mark the 40th anniversary of the periodical.

David Hilliard was a founding member and former chief of staff of the Black Panther Party. Since 1993 he has directed the activities of the Dr Huey P Newton Foundation, a grassroots community-based not-for-profit organisation committed to preserving and fostering Newton's intellectual legacy and the original vision of the Black Panther Party. He has written numerous books, has written for newspapers and regularly speaks on the radio and television.

Jul 05, 2008

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