David Hilliard #BlackPanthersAt50

He was born 5/15/42 in Rockville, Alabama.

He was chief of staff of the Black Panther Party.

He formed the Huey P. Newton Foundation with Newton’s second wife.

He served time in Vacaville Prison.

He was visiting professor at the University of New Mexico.

He was interim chair of the BPP after Huey Newton was arrested.

He was arrested for threatening President Nixon’s life, he was acquitted when the government refused to release the tapes.

He starred in the following movies: Berkeley in the Sixties, Tupac Shakur, Thug Angel, Rebels of Oakland the A’s, the Raiders, the 70s, and The Assassination of Richard Nixon.

On April 6, 1968, two days after Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination, Hilliard and seven other BPP members were ambushed by the police while in their vehicles.

In 1994, This Side of Glory: The Autobiography of David Hiliard and the Story of the Black Panthers was published.