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

by Tambay A. Obenson
August 22, 2011 3:48 AM
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Today in history... August 22nd, 1989... Black 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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4 Comments

  • Joe Doughrity | August 23, 2011 2:55 AMReply

    Roger is an extraordinary performer. His play "Juan and John" was fantastic!

  • urbanauteur | August 22, 2011 6:55 AMReply

    It should be Monument and/or School honoring him, along with his predecessor-Nat Turner.

  • Zeus | August 22, 2011 6:49 AMReply

    This is Smith at his BEST! Highly recommend.

  • JMac | August 22, 2011 5:47 AMReply

    Nice...

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