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This Side of Glory: The Autobiography of David Hilliard and the Story of the Black Panther Party

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David Hilliard was the Chief of Staff of the Black Panther Party, and this is his compelling eyewitness account of America's first black armed revolutionary movement. Written with the participation of many other Party members, this book provides firsthand accounts of Huey Newton's infamous shootout with the police, the murder of Fred Hampton, how Panther money was raised a ...more
Paperback, 450 pages
Published February 1st 1994 by Back Bay Books (first published 1993)
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My step dad writing about my uncle. Perfect, huh?
Hilliard served as chief of staff of the Black Panther Party. During the years Huey Newton was in jail and Eldridge Cleaver was in exile he effectively ran the party. Once he was imprisoned in later years for his role in the Oakland shooting that led to Cleaver's exile, Newton became increasingly paranoid and ousted Hilliard from the the Party. The latter part of the book is about his 15 plus years from '74 until just a year before Newton's death, detailing his personal struggle with crack and ...more
This account of the rise and fall of the Black Panther Party is more complete, more honest, and more male chauvinist than Elaine Brown's. I highly recommend that anyone who wants to get some insight into the workings, feelings, and processes of the top tiers of the Party should read both Brown and Hilliard's accounts. The pictures they paint of the Party, of Huey, and of events differ as greatly as their perspectives differ, and the interpolation that becomes possible is illuminating.
David Hilliard's autobiography of the Black Panther Party is indeed compelling and fascinating. I was surprised to learn how much of today's organizing principles were developed by the Panthers, and how far-reaching their socials programs were, which fed, housed and clothed people across the country. Through all this, Hilliard shares his growth as a speaker and leader, his personal struggle with addiction, and what it was like to stand in the shadow of the charismatic Huey Newton.
I've read several books about the black panthers, but this one is
definitely my favorite. You get to hear the story of the party's
founding years through the eyes of someone who was not a major star
but was definitely integral to the party's functioning.
In addition, this is just a great memoir; someone depicting there
life, glory and warts, as plain as possible.
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The was the most honest and useful book I've read on the Black Panthers. Well written, too.
Brutally honest and sincere--especially in Hilliard's hindsight.
really enjoyed this
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