Huey Newton Interview by Lee Lockwood

Title

Huey Newton Interview by Lee Lockwood

Description

Huey Newton founded the Black Panther Party for Self-defense in 1966 with Bobby Seale while the two were studying at Merritt College in Oakland, California. Newton started studying at the college in 1958, but was arrested and served an eight-month jail term in 1964. In 1961, he was introduced to the Black Muslims and Malcolm X’s teachings on armed self-defense. He began school again in 1965 after he was paroled and it was then he met Seale. Newton was arrested again for his involvement in a shooting with police officers and was jailed in 1967. He remained there until 1971, and was rarely seen upon his release. In this rare 1973 interview, Newton spoke to Playboy about the Party’s community involvement, the coming revolution to change the social order, the fallout from Eldridge Cleaver jumping bail and leaving the country, and Newton’s experiences in prison.

Creator

Playboy Magazine

Source

Special Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Date

1973-05

Rights

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Language

English

Type

Magazine

Identifier

AP2 .P69 v.20 no.5 May 1973

Original Format

Magazine Article

Files

Collection

Citation

Playboy Magazine, “Huey Newton Interview by Lee Lockwood,” Hef's Philosophy: Playboy and Revolution from 1965-1975, accessed June 24, 2022, https://forthearticles.omeka.net/items/show/45.