Origins of the Black Panther Party
Fredrika Newton is the widow of Huey P. Newton
In commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Black Panther Party, some of the founders talked about its origins. Topics included fighting oppression and police brutality and protesting the disarmament of the black community in California. They also talked about the many personalities in the early days and their efforts to gain universal health care and decent education and housing in black communities, and about the efforts to free founder Huey Newton from jail. After their presentations, the participants responded to audience members' questions.
People in this video
Elaine Brown Chair (Former) Black Panther Party
Finnie Coleman Director University of New Mexico->African American Studies
David Hilliard Founding Member Black Panther Party
Ericka Huggins Member (Former) Black Panther Party
Fredrika Newton President Huey P. Newton Foundation
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