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Huey P. Newton –

Newton was born in Monroe, Louisiana. He was the youngest of seven children of Armelia Johnson and Walter Newton, a sharecropper and Baptist lay preacher. His parents named him after former Governor of Louisiana Huey Long. In 1945, the family migrated toOakland, California as part of the second wave of the Great Migration of African Americans out of the South to the Midwest and West.[4] The Newton family was quite poor and often relocated throughout the San Francisco Bay Area during Newton’s childhood. But, he said his family was close-knit, and he never went without food and shelter as a child. Growing up in Oakland, Newton stated that “[he] was made to feel ashamed of being black.”[4] In his autobiography, Revolutionary Suicide, he wrote,

“During those long years in Oakland public schools, I did not have one teacher who taught me anything relevant to my own life or experience. Not one instructor ever awoke in me a desire to learn more or to question or to explore the worlds of literature, science, and history. All they did was try to rob me of the sense of my own uniqueness and worth, and in the process nearly killed my urge to inquire.”

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