Huey P Newton was a leader of the Black liberation group in the United States called the Black Panther Party.
He was born in Monroe, Louisiana in 1942. Three years later his family moved to Oakland, California.
He founded the Black Panther Party with his friend Bobby Seale in 1966, in California, USA.
He was arrested in October 1967, charged, probably wrongly, with the shooting death of Oakland police officer John Frey. The case attracted wide attention, including mass support for the release of Huey.
He was released in 1970.
The Huey P Newton Reader Selected writings of Huey's, edited by David Hilliard and Donald Weise, with a forward by Frederika Newton who was Huey's wife and political comrade. Available free at Anticapitalism FAQ As of February 2016, this work is the main source of information for this Communpedia article. :)