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Black Panthers History "Honoring Huey P. Newton", Berkeley, 2/22/09: photos & audio
by dave id
In celebration of the birthday of Huey Newton, the Commemoration Committee for the Black Panther Party presented the "Black History Program: Honoring Huey P. Newton" at the Black Repertory Theater in Berkeley. Huey Newton co-founded, along with Bobby Seale, the Black Panther Party for Self Defense in Oakland in 1966. Huey Newton was born on February 17, 1942. Speakers taking the event through the history of Huey and the Black Panther Party included, amongst others, Melvin Dickson of the Seattle chapter of the BPP, Neomi Banks Marco of the BPP Oakland Community School, Minister of Culture Emory Douglas, Chairman Bobby Seale, and James Mott of The Lumpen. Black Panther Steve McCrutchen served as MC.

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