Militants: And Then There Were None

The Black Panthers have long maintained that law-enforcement authorities are out to cripple their movement by systematically uprooting their leadership. Last week two more Panther leaders were jailed: David Hilliard, the Panthers' "chief of staff," and Emory Douglas, "minister of culture." Whether by design or not, this means that every major leader of the four-year-old revolutionary organization is either in jail, in exile or dead.

Hilliard and Douglas, accompanied by French Author Jean Genet, were in New Haven, Conn., watching pretrial hearings for the trial of Chairman Bobby Seale and 13 other...

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