Huey P. Newton

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Huey P. Newton (February 17, 1942 – August 22, 1989) was a member of the Black Panther Party. He founded the Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation.

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In 1970, and against the U.S. government’s restrictions, the Black Panther Party accepted an invitation to visit China. Huey Newton was heavily influenced by Maoist philosophies and wanted to see for himself a “free and liberated territory with a socialist government” so in 1971 a group from the BPP took the journey. Tolbert Small was part of the Panther group making the trip.[1]

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