Roommates Dr. Huey B. Newton, one of the founders Black Panther Party, He now has a street renamed after him less than two miles from the former Panther headquarters in West Auckland. On Ninth Street at the intersection of Mandela Parkway in Auckland is now Dr. Huey B. Newtonway! The revelation happened yesterday on his 79th birthday. The party was attended by city and community leaders and some former party members, as well as Frederica Newton, Huey’s wife, was full of joy at the event. ABC News 7 covered the event, and Frederica spoke to the reporter and said, “It overwhelmed me. It is our first tangible result of a great effort, not the last.”
Xavier Buck, Deputy Director of the Dr Huey P. Newton Foundation also spoke. There is a reason to rename Huey P. Newton Way many years after his death in 1989. His name was demonized by the media. He created the most popular revolutionary organization of the twentieth century, ”he said. Journalist and sculptor, Dana King, is also reported to be working on a statue of Howie at Mandela Parkway which is due for completion in October!
The timing of the event comes at a perfect time. Not only is it long overdue, but with the movie, “Judah and the black Christ,“Lots of people do research about the organization. The movie is about the betrayal of Fred Hampton. Fred was the head of the Chicago-based Illinois Black Panther Party in the late 1960s and died at the hands of the FBI due to the collaboration of William O’Neill, an FBI informant.” .
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