On this day of Black History Month we say "Happy Birthday" to Dr. Huey Percy Newton (February 17, 1942 – August 22, 1989). Dr. Newton, a prominent member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc Beta Tau chapter was a political activist and revolutionary who, along with Bobby Seale, co-founded the Black Panther Party in 1966. He earned his Ph.D. in social philosophy.
As a student at Merritt College in Oakland, Newton became involved in politics in the Bay Area. He joined the Afro-American Association (AAA), became a member of Phi Beta Sigma (Beta Tau chapter) and played a role in getting the first African-American history course adopted as part of the college's curriculum. During his time at Merritt College, he met Bobby Seale, and the two organized the Black Panther Party for Self Defense in October of 1966.
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