The Huey P. Newton Foundation was co-founded in 1993 in Oakland, California, by David Hilliard to honor the legacy of Black Panther Party co-founder Huey P. Newton, who had been killed four years earlier. A member of the Black Liberation Movement, Hilliard was one of the founders of the Black Panther Party. He is author, coauthor, or editor of eight additional books, including Huey, Spirit of the Panther and The Huey P. Newton Reader. He is writing or editing other books, including The Black Panther Intercommunal News Service 1967-1980 and The History of the Black Panther Party.
Cornel West is professor of religion and African American studies at Princeton University. Among his most recent books are Democracy Matters, The African-American Century, The War Against Parents, The Future of American Progressivism, and Race Matters.