Huey P. Newton

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Dr. Huey P. Newton
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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
OrganizationBlack Panther Party
Known forCo-Founder of the Black Panther Party
Notable work
Revolutionary Suicide
Spouse(s)Gwen Fontaine (1974–1983)
Fredrika Newton (1984–1989)

Huey Percy Newton (February 17, 1942 – August 22, 1989) was an African-American political activist and communist anarchist. 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]

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