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Huey P. Newton Remembered… On Film

22 August 2010 4:16 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Today in history… August 22nd, 1989… Black Panthers’ co-founder Huey P. Newton was shot to death in Oakland, CA. He was just 47 years old.

In 1996, A Huey P. Newton Story, a one-man play, was performed on stage by Roger Guenveur Smith. In 2001, the play was later made into a made-for-tv film directed by Spike Lee. The entire film is on YouTube, if you haven’t already seen it (although it’s also on DVD). Here are the first 10 minutes of it:

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