Huey P. Newton
By: Christian Gonzalez
Who was he?
- African-American political activist.
- Co-founded the Black Panther Party in 1966.
- Earned a PhD in social philosophy.
How did he contribute to the Civil Rights Movement?
- He co-founded the Black Panther Party which was one of the most powerful and influential groups ever to be deeply involved with the Black Power movement.
- "There will be no prison which can hold our movement down."
- "The walls, the bars, the guns and the guards can never encircle or hold down the idea of the people."
- "Black Power is giving power to people who have not had power to determine their destiny."
- "I think what motivates people is not great hate, but great love for other people."