Truth is Our Weapon and Shield - An Interview with Black Panther Party Veteran Billy X Jennings

Litvin, Yoav
Date Written:  2020-06-26
Publisher:  CounterPunch
Year Published:  2020
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX24802

Interview with Billy X Jennings discussing legacy of BPP, role of education in revolutionary practice, and current uprising in the US.



In the following interview, I speak with Black Panther Party (BPP) veteran member, activist, educator and archivist Billy X Jennings who acted as the personal aid to BPP leaders Huey Newton and David Hilliard. Jennings discusses the legacy of the Party within the US and outside it, the role of education in revolutionary practice, his experiences alongside Newton and other Panthers, and lessons for the current uprisings in the United States and the world.

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