Huey P. Newton

1942 - 1989

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Huey Percy Newton (February 17, 1942 – August 22, 1989) was an African-American political and civil rights activist who, along with fellow Merritt College student Bobby Seale, co-founded the Black Panther Party (1966–1982). Together with Seale, Newton created a ten-point program which laid out guidelines for how, in their words, the African-American community could achieve liberation. Under Newton's leadership, the Black Panther Party founded over 60 community support programs (renamed survival programs in 1971) including food banks, medical clinics, sickle cell anemia tests, prison busing for families of inmates, legal advice seminars, clothing banks, housing cooperates, and their own ambulance service. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Huey P. Newton has received more than 3,871,838 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia. Huey P. Newton is the 338th most popular social activist (down from 300th in 2019), the 4,905th most popular biography from United States (down from 4,326th in 2019) and the 44th most popular American Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Huey P. Newton ranks 338 out of 544. Before him are Yagan, Medgar Evers, Marie Popelin, Lev Chernyi, Anatoly Marchenko, and Hector Hodler. After him are William Luther Pierce, Hannie Schaft, Louise Bryant, Wei Jingsheng, Aruna Asaf Ali, and Sergei Petrovich Trubetskoy.

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Among people born in 1942, Huey P. Newton ranks 306Before him are José Serra, Claude Miller, Lupe Ontiveros, Fred Thompson, Dick Parry, and Jean Ping. After him are Valentin Lebedev, Gregorio Rosa Chávez, Sterling Morrison, Dee Dee Warwick, The Iron Sheik, and Charmian Carr. Among people deceased in 1989, Huey P. Newton ranks 149Before him are José Bustamante y Rivero, Wilfrid Sellars, Anton Diffring, Veniamin Kaverin, Nils Axelsson, and Betti Alver. After him are Don Revie, Hilmar Baunsgaard, Manuel Rosas, Scott O'Dell, Robert Webber, and Richard Quine.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Huey P. Newton ranks 4,905 out of 15,968. Before him are Harold Hotelling (1895), Barbara Walters (1929), Mimsy Farmer (1945), Sidney Howard (1891), Gina Carano (1982), and Oliver Kirk (1884). After him are Levon Helm (1940), Chaim Potok (1929), Maggie Grace (1983), William Smith (1933), Frankie Laine (1913), and Bradley Whitford (1959).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In United States

Among social activists born in United States, Huey P. Newton ranks 44Before him are Lester R. Brown (1934), Samantha Smith (1972), Mary Edwards Walker (1832), Alice Paul (1885), Edna Parker (1893), and Medgar Evers (1925). After him are William Luther Pierce (1933), Louise Bryant (1885), Cesar Chavez (1927), Eugene V. Debs (1855), Afeni Shakur (1947), and John Wesley Hardin (1853).