Huey P Newton

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Birthday
17, 1942
Birthplace
Monroe, LA
Death Date
Aug 22, 1989 (47)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
17, 1942
Birthplace
Monroe, LA
Death Date
Aug 22, 1989 (47)

About

African-American political leader who co-founded the Black Panther Party in 1966. He was known for his violent confrontations with the police.

Before Fame

He graduated from Oakland Technical High School, despite not being able to read.

Trivia

He was fatally gunned down by a member of the Black Guerilla Family in Oakland, California in 1989.

Family Life

He married twice: first to Gwen Fontaine and then to Fredrika Newton in 1984.

Associated With

He worked with fellow Black Panther leader Eldridge Cleaver during the Civil Rights Movements.