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Friday, February 17, 2023

Huey Newton, civil rights activist and Black Panther Party co-founder is born in 1942. The Black Panther Party set forth their political goals in a document called the The 10-Point Program, which called on better housing, jobs, and education for Black Americans. Under Huey’s leadership, the Panthers founded more than 60 community support programs, the most famous of which was Free Breakfast for Children, which has fed thousands of poor children in the 1970’s before government intervention.