Analysis Of The Book ' The First Black Panther ' Essay

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The First Black Panther
The discussion of race in America is one that doesn’t seem to end. Racism today is still very much alive. People no matter what race are fighting back. But in particular black men and women are channeling the Blank Panthers, a group established to fight for the rights of black people in America, in protests today. And the creator of that famous group is Huey Percy Newton, a former hero to many people in the 1960’s. He was someone who fought and fought hard for what he believed in. From the beginning to the end, Huey Percy Newton was a young leader who stood strongly with his fist in the air to start The Black Panthers group that bravely stood up for the rights of black people in America.

Huey Percy Newton was born in Monroe, Louisiana on February 17, 1942. His family moved to Oakland, California not long after he was born. Huey had an extremely violent childhood. His six siblings and parents were peaceful people but he was not. Whether it was in school or on the streets he started to become physically and verbally violent to the people around him, at a very young age. Because he was so violent at such a young age when he grew up that anger stayed with him and it became much more of a threat. Huey started to commit crimes. He was a pimp, a thief, and a scammer. When he became a young adult he decided to go to Merritt College to attend law school. He hoped to make his parents proud. But he later dropped out for he had immoral reasons for…

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