History August 09, 2019 at 03:00 pm

5 things you didn’t know about Huey Newton, the radical founder of the Black Panther movement in 1966

Adom Tabbey-Botchwey | Contributor

Adom Tabbey-Botchwey August 09, 2019 at 03:00 pm

August 09, 2019 at 03:00 pm | History

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Huey Newton. Pic credit: Medium

He was named after Governor of Louisiana

Born in Monroe, Louisiana, in 1942, Huey was named after former governor Huey P. Long. His father, Walter Newton, was a Baptist lay preacher, and his mother, Armelia Johnson, was a sharecropper. Around this time, many Blacks in America left the racist and generally under-served Deep South and migrated to the Midwest and West. Newton’s family settled in the San Francisco Bay area and lived primarily in the city of Oakland in California.

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