Huey Newton (1942–1989)

Huey Newton

Founded the Black Panther Party for Self Defence with Bobby Seale in 1966, after a period of American race riots.

The Panthers rejected the Civil-Rights Movements’ ideas of non- violent resistance and armed themselves to patrol the streets of Oakland, defending Black people from police brutality, where necessary.

The Panthers outlined a Ten-Point Programme calling for Black rights to food and clothing for children, and held political education classes.

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