Huey P. Newton

Today’s activist is the man, Huey P. Newton.

 

Huey P. Newton was born in Monroe, Louisiana, on February 17, 1942, and named after former governor Huey P. Long. In 1966, Newton and Bobby Seale founded the Black Panther Party for Self Defense in Oakland, California. The organization was central to the Black Power movement, making headlines with its controversial rhetoric and militaristic style. Newton faced a number of criminal charges over the years and at one point fled to Cuba before returning to the U.S. and earning his doctorate. Struggling with drug and alcohol addiction in his later years, he was killed in 1989 in Oakland.

Check out this clip of him speaking on a clip from Eyes on the Prize.

“The first lesson a revolutionary must learn is that he is a doomed man”. -Huey P Newton

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1 Response to Huey P. Newton

  1. ny_amazin says:

    I wish we had that unity we had back then

    Liked by 1 person

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