Huey Newton Research Paper

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On February 17th, 1942, Huey Percy Newton, named after Governor Huey P. Long, was born in Monroe, Louisiana. When Huey was a just a toddler, his family moved to Oakland, California. He was the youngest of his siblings and was very erratic and was said to have misbehaved a lot in school and on the streets. He got multiple suspensions and a few run ins with the police but eventually he matured and began to take school very seriously and pursued his education more efficiently. Huey was accepted and enrolled at Merritt College. While there, he faced jail time for knife assault and was in prison for a month. He also met Bobby Seale at Merritt where they had both joined a political group run through the school. Eventually, they decided to start

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