He received an Obie Award for his portrayal of Black Panther Party co-founder Huey P. Newton in his 1996 one-man play A Huey P. Newton Story. In 2001, it was made into a made-for-tv film directed by Spike Lee.
In addition to Smith, we'll also get a film festival update from the man in charge, Tambay, who's currently attending the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles.
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Below is a clip of Smith playing Newton (who was born today) in the Spike Lee directed film version. See ya Sunday!