How Did Huey Newton Influence The Black Power Movement

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Huey Newton, the Black Panthers, and Black Power People had been taken advantage of for too long, they were tired of being harassed and segregated, therefore the movement for Civil Rights emerged. People of all races felt as if it was time for there to be equality among blacks and whites. Throughout history, there was harsh treatment towards African American people, the Black Power movement was a way to stop that harsh treatment and finally feel equal. Huey Newton is known for being one of the founding members of the influential civil rights group, the Black Panthers. Huey Newton was born on February 17th, 1942, in Monroe, Louisiana. His parents were Walter Newton and Armelia Johnson. His parents had seven children and Newton was the …show more content…

They believed that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s methods were not as influential in the movement. King believed in a nonviolent method, while the Black Panthers assumed that the actions of not using violence weren’t helping them become equal. The leaders of the Black Panthers, Bobby Seale and Huey Newton, started to preach of a “revolutionary war” (Black Panthers History). This group were not just for blacks, they were also for any other minority group that was being oppressed. They were willing to use violence to stop the oppression of different minorities. The Black Panther party had four desires: equality of education, housing, employment and civil rights (Black Panthers History). The group made a 10 Point Plan to get there plan to go through. “The ten points of the party platform were: (1) Freedom; (2) Full Employment; (3) End to robbery of black communities; (4) Decent housing fit for the shelter of human beings; (5) Education for the people; (6) Free health care; (7) End to police brutality and murder of Black people and other people of color and oppressed people; (8) End to all wars of aggression; (9) Freedom for all political prisoners; (10) Land, bread, housing, education, clothing, justice, peace and community control of modern industry. “(The Black Panthers History). During the time of the fight for civil rights, the Vietnam War was currently happening. That meant the FBI had been …show more content…

Black Power is a term used to refer to various associated ideologies associated with African Americans in the United States, emphasizing racial pride and the creation of black political and cultural institutions to nurture and promote black collective interests and advance black values (Boundless). The Black Power movement grew out of the Civil Rights Movement that had steadily gained momentum through the 1950s and 1960s (Law Jrank). The Black Power movement was never a set in plan movement, although it did act as a huge turning point in black-white relations in America. It also changed the overall view of how blacks saw themselves. People did agree with this movement and thought of it as a positive and helpful movement for the people.Others thought the violence was driving blacks and whites even further

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