Huey Newton

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Huey P. Newton was born on February 17, 1942 in Monroe, Louisiana to the parents of Armelia Johnson and Walter Newton. When Huey was young his family settled in Oakland California. Huey was born underprivileged and surrounded by poverty; however he never went without food or shelter. Heading down the wrong path of a life, as a juvenile and committing crimes even being arrested. Even though he had a few run-ins with the law it did not stop him from what he wanted to do. Relaying on his wits he was able to pursue a high school education not knowing how to read. He even went on to pursue higher education and surpassing a high school diploma with a PhD in History. He even paid his way through college by burglarizing residence in Oakland and Berkeley. Huey was a positive self leader and motivated Black people in the 1960’s through the creation of the Black Panthers and programs to benefit the socially disadvantaged.

The Black Panther Party was founded by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale on October 16, 1966. The purpose of the organization was to protect Black people in neighborhoods from police brutality. At its peak, the organization had over 10,000 members spreading thorough out the United States from California to New York. The Black Panther News paper circulated over two hundred fifty thousand copies to help spread the word on the organizations activity. Huey wrote books such as things to help out spread the word. The Black panthers also have many programs that helped lots of kid, men, and woman out in their daily lives. He also helped out many African Americans with a self defense program. There where programs in the Black Panthers that helped such as: Oakland Community Learning Center. To people the Oakland Community Learning Center is one of the greatest groups out there. It helped young children learn how to read and to top it off it had many other programs in it. They...
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