Bobby Hutton

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Robert James Hutton, or "Lil' Bobby" (April 21, 1950 – April 6, 1968) was an American political activist. He was born in Jefferson County, Arkansas. He was the treasurer and first recruit to join the Black Panther Party.[1]

On the night of April 6, 1968, Hutton was killed by police officers after Hutton co-led an ambush on the Oakland police department.[2] He was 17 years old.

References[change | change source]

  1. Bobby Hutton bio from A Huey P. Newton Story.
  2. Gates, Henry Louis. "Interview Eldridge Cleaver". The Two Nations of Black America. PBS – Frontline. Retrieved October 29, 2011.