David Hilliard Wins National Literary Award Print
Written by Robert ID3112   
Thursday, 09 November 2006 22:58

Pen Oakland recently announced Huey Foundation Executive Director David Hilliard as this year's non-fiction winner of the Pen Oakland-Josephine Miles National Literary Award honoring excellence in multi-cultural literature, for Hilliard's "Spirit of the Panther" Dr. Huey P. Newton biography.

As Chief of Staff of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, David Hilliard was actively involved in every major activity of the best-recognized and most feared international organization of the 1960s and ''70s. Hilliard's 'spirit of the Panther'' is the first authorized biography on the life, legacy, and intellectual history of Black Panther leader Huey P. Newton, and also features a forward from Huey's widow Fredrika Newton.

The PEN Oakland Literary Censorship Awards were inaugurated in 1997 to challenge censorship within the literary culture of the United States, including all aspects of the publishing process, as well as considerations of inclusion/exclusion as they pertain to distribution, reviews, library acquisition, and academic conferences.

For more about the Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation visit their Black Panther web site at http://blackpanther.org

And be sure to check out "Partyline", the debut music video by the Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation's Black Panther Fugitives youth rap group:


An EPK for the Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation can also be seen here: