Huey P Newton

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Huey P. Newton

Critical Thinking clarifies goals, examines assumptions, discerns hidden values, evaluates evidence, accomplishes actions, and assesses conclusions. This often comes to mind at the thought of Huey Percy Newton. Co-founder, leader, and minister of defense, Newton was an advocate and role model to many African Americans everywhere. Well renowned for his, and co founder Bobby Seal’s organization, “The Black Panther Party,” a radical African-American organization established to promote Black Power, human rights, socio-political liberation and self-defense, Newton achieved national and international impact. Living a short life of 51 years, due to a fatal shot on the 1400 block of 9th street in West Oakland, Newton had already achieved more than most have their entire lives. Having more than nine works of literature out, Newton authored influential analysis, books, articles, and poems. It was said that Newton's last words, as he stood facing his killer, were, "You can kill my body, but you can't kill my soul. My soul will live forever!" and that it does. It lives on in the minds of many. Huey Percy Newton is and always will be an influential figure.

Huey Percy Newton born February 17, 1942 – August 22, 1989, was co-founder and leader of the Black Panther Party, a radical African-American organization established to promote Black Power, human rights, socio-political liberation and self-defense. Huey Newton was born in Monroe, Louisiana to an Armelia and Walter Newton. Armelia and Walter were a sharecropper and Baptist minister respectively. In his family Newton was the youngest child and was named after Huey Long. Although he had a secondary education at Oakland Technical High School, Newton did not know how to read. He struggled to read Plato's Republic, which he understood after reading through it five times. As a teenager, Newton would seem a troubled child. He came in late and left early. He was always one of the one’s who ran the streets. As a...
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