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."

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