On august 15, 1970, huey p newton, the co-founder of the black panther party, gave a speech in new york city where he outlined the party's position on two emerging movements at the time, the women's liberation movement and the gay liberation movement. Reddit gives you the best of the internet in one place get a constantly updating feed of breaking news, fun stories, pics, memes, and videos just for you passionate about something niche. Huey p newton, one of the most infamous leaders of the black panthers, has for decades represented a hyper-masculine perspective on the struggle for african-american equality and righteousness so it may come as a surprise to some of his admirers that he also articulated a compelling case for the. Huey p newton speech on august 15th, 1970 for the women's liberation and the gay equality movement still resonates now more than ever huey p newton, founder of the black panther party spoke, just a year after the infamous stonewall riots in new york city between gays and the police. Transgriot note: another blow to the false 'black people are more homophobic' meme check out this interesting speech by black panther party co-founder and minister of defense huey p newton concerning the issues of gay rights and women's rights.
While black panther party founder huey newton was a controversial figure in the civil rights movement, he was also a surprisingly early supporter of gay rights on august 15, 1970, newton. Newton's speech was given in the nineteen seventies for that time, males were not very content with the expressions of homosexuals just as a male african american expressing support towards homosexuals and their fights towards liberation was a radical action. Imagine the backdrop of huey p newton's aug 15, 1970 speech on women's liberation and gay liberation-just 10 days after he was released from prison the us imperialist war on vietnam was still raging although the tet offensive was a great inspiration to all oppressed people. The revolutionary people's constitutional convention (rpcc) was a conference organized by the black panther party (bpp) that was held in philadelphia from september 4-7, 1970.
This was a speech given august 15 1970 by huey newton co-founder of the black panther partyhere he addresses the issue of gay rightsits serious food for thought coming in the aftermath of president obama endorsing same-sex message. The fact is, however, that huey newton did take a stand in favor of gay rights in 1970 when he issued a letter from huey newton to the revolutionary brothers and sisters about the women's. Speech given by huey newton, founder of the black panthers, august 15, 1970 during the past few years strong movements have developed among women and among homosexuals seeking their liberation there has been some uncertainty about how to relate to these movements.
Huey is asked dumb shit by stupid reporters who try to grill him but fail also jane fonda's hanging around because huey used to stay at her pad and she was. Huey p newton, supreme commander of the black panther party, told an audience of about 1200 at boston college's roberts arena last night that the panthers would like to disclaim internationalism. Huey p newton, one of the most infamous leaders of the black panthers, has for decades represented a hyper-masculine perspective on the struggle for african-american equality and righteousness.
Speech delivered at boston college : november 18, 1970 intercommunalism : february 1971 on the defection of eldridge cleaver from the black panther party and the defection of the black panther party from the black community : april 17, 1971. The following speech was given by the late huey p newton, co-founder of the black panther party, on aug 15, 1970, on gay and women's rights. This speech given by black panther party co-founder huey newton on august 15, 1970 was making the rounds on the internet this week and i figured i'd post because it really is a powerful read. Introduction by eldriee cleaver huey p newton's thoughts, like his action is clear and precise, cutting always to the very heart of the matter. Read black panther co-founder huey newton's 1970 speech about gay rights by peter knegt, wwwindiewirecom may 18, 2012 33 copy quote existence is violent, i exist, therefore i'm violent in that way.
Early life and education newton was born in monroe, louisiana, in 1942 during world war ii, the youngest of seven children of armelia (johnson) and walter newton, a sharecropper and baptist lay preacher. June 1, 1970 black panther party co-founder huey p newton speaks about his political activities and events surrounding his trial from jail in san luis obispo, ca. Speech given by huey newton, founder of the black panthers, august 15, 1970 the speech criticises previous attitudes of the black panther party and revolutionary groups towards homosexuals and women, and stresses the need to take steps to support and ally with their liberation movements.
Given the times we live in, it's worth recognizing those who believed that gay rights was the next phase of the rights struggle when many did not such as huey newton from an august 15, 1970 speech: remember, we have not established a revolutionary value system we are only in the process of. In 1970 huey newton gave a speech at boston college outlining a new ideological direction for the black panther party, revolutionary intercommunalism newton described his rejection of the idea of black people being an internal colony in the us, that class struggle rather than national liberation was the only route to a communist society (describing the failure of liberation movements in. The women's liberation and gay liberation movements is a speech written and spoken by huey newton, cofounder of the black panther party the speech was given on august 15, 1970 and the theme of the speech is for people to fight for their own liberation.