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Huey P. Newton

Huey P. Newton (February 17, 1942 - August 22, 1989) was a controversial African American political activist.

Huey P. Newton was born in Monroe, Louisiana. He was named after governor Huey P. Long. Newton's family moved to Oakland, California in his childhood.

Newton was the founder of the Black Panther Party, although he was sometimes called the co-founder, along with Bobby Seale.

Newton's Autobiography, Revolutionary Suicide, was published in 1973.

Newton died in Oakland at the age of 47 after being shot by a drug dealer.

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