Huey P. Newton

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Dr. Huey P. Newton
Huey Percy Newton

(1942-02-17)February 17, 1942
DiedAugust 22, 1989(1989-08-22) (aged 47)
EducationSocial philosophy (B.A.) (1974); (PhD) (1980)
Alma materUniversity of California, Santa Cruz
Years active1966–87
Known forFounder of the Black Panther Party
Notable workRevolutionary Suicide
Political partyBlack Panther Party
MovementBlack power movement
Spouse(s)Gwen Fontaine (1974–1983)
Fredrika Newton (1984–1989)

Huey Percy Newton (February 17, 1942 – August 22, 1989) was an African-American communist political activist. Along with Bobby Seale, he co-founded the Black Panther Party in 1966.[1]

In 1989, he was shot and killed during a drug deal in Oakland, California, aged 47.[2] Huey Newton had one biological child Rico Cortez Dukes According to Alameda Oakland California Vital Court Records.

References[change | change source]

  1. Stein, Mark A.; Basheda, Valarie (August 22, 1989). "Huey Newton Found Shot to Death on Oakland Street: Black Panthers Founder Killed in High Drug Area". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 26, 2013.
  2. 'Arrest in Murder of Huey Newton'; New York Times, 26 August 1989