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This Day in Black History: Feb. 17, 1942

Civil rights activist Huey P. Newton was born in Monroe, Louisiana on this present day. Newton would go on to turn into a co-founder of the Black Panther Party, a paramilitary political group that aimed to create social applications for Blacks stifled by racial discrimination. Newton can be a central determine of the Black energy motion of the Nineteen Sixties.

On Oct. 15, 1966, the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense was co-founded by Newton and Bobby Seale in Oakland, California. 

Later generally known as the Black Panther Party, the paramilitary-style political group aimed to create social applications for African-Americans. The messages of Black self-determination, anti-capitalism and the securing of equal rights and protections “by any means necessary” was criticized for selling separatism among the many races, and clashes between police and armed occasion members. The Black Panthers have been topic of intense surveillance by the FBI in the Nineteen Sixties.

In 1969, at its peak of affect, occasion membership was estimated at 10,000 internationally, though assist steadily declined into the Nineteen Seventies and early Eighties. 

Huey Newton was shot and killed in 1989. He was 47 years previous.

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