Revolutionary Suicide by Huey P. NewtonI had the opportunity yesterday to read this book (Yes, I read the entire book in one day and Im a slow reader). A new version is coming out later this year and I was asked to help review the changes.
I knew Huey as a child and I didnt like him. In fact, I was afraid of him. Id hide behind my father every time I saw him. From the time of his death until now, Ive learned more about the man he was, before I was born, and the organization he created. Even still, I knew nothing. Revolutionary Suicide is brilliant. Its like Huey was two different people: the man I knew and the man who shines in these pages. If you know very little about the Black Panthers or even if you believe youre an expert on their history and organization, I encourage you to pick up a copy of this amazing autobiography. The insight into Hueys soul, thoughts, and adventures is worth your time.
Memories of Huey P. Newton and the Black Panthers
In , he was involved in a shootout which led to the death of a police officer and in was accused of shooting a woman, leading to her death. During this time, he continued to pursue graduate studies, eventually earning a Ph. His parents named him after Huey Long , former Governor of Louisiana. Ouachita Parish had a history of violence against blacks since Reconstruction. According to the report by the Equal Justice Institute , from to , a total of 37 black people were documented as lynched in that parish. Most murders had taken place around the turn of the 20th century.
Huey Newton surrounded by youth of East Oakland community, August Photograph by Ducho. Thank you for posting the picture of Huey Newton and the children. I am the girl in the picture. My two little cousins are in the photo too, Al and Ken Jones.
Huey P. Newton founded the Afro-American Society and was a co-founder of the Black Panther Party, serving as its minister of defense during much of the s. Later he turned to community service for the poor. Newton was born February 17, , in Monroe, Louisiana. The Newton family moved to Oakland, California, in to take advantage of the job opportunities created by World War II wartime industries. In Oakland the family moved often, and in one house Huey was compelled to sleep in the kitchen. Even though the Newtons were poor and victims of discrimination and segregation, Huey contends that he never felt deprived as a child and that he never went hungry.
Huey P. Newton (February 17, – August 22, ) was co-founder and inspirational leader of the Black Panther Party, a militant.
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American political activist Huey P. Newton urged African Americans to know and to protect their rights by whatever means necessary. His family moved to Oakland , California, when he was young. When he graduated from high school he could not read, so he taught himself. Newton subsequently attended Merritt College…. Take a minute to check out all the enhancements! Choose a language from the menu above to view a computer-translated version of this page.