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Huey P. Newton Died Today… Watch Roger Guenveur Smith Embody Him On Film

Huey P. Newton Died Today... Watch Roger Guenveur Smith Embody Him On Film

Today in historyAugust 22nd, 1989Black 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 amazingly well 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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