Today In Black History: Huey Newton
On this date in 1942 Huey Percy Newton was born in Monroe, Louisiana. Newton's family moved to California when he was three. Along with his friend Bobby Seale the Black Panther Party was created in 1966. The party's goals called for full employment, improved education and housing, an end to police brutality and the exemption of Blacks from military service. Newton became the Panther’s minister of defense. The Black Panther Party established free breakfast programs for children, ran free medical clinics, and gave away clothes and food.