Thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the original 16mm negative film were scanned and digitized to create 2K DPX files and the original 1/4" elements were digitized to create 24-bit 96kHz .wav files. The picture and audio were then reassembled at the Film & Media Archive.
Washington University in St. Louis
MAVIS Interview record: 458
Eyes on the Prize II
Huey P. Newton was a political activist, revolutionary, and author. In 1966, he co-founded the Black Panther Party (BPP) with Bobby Seale in Oakland, California. By 1970, the BPP had established 68 chapters nationwide with its message of militant racial and class struggle, combined with its Free Breakfast for School Children programs and a network of community health clinics. In 1968, Newton was convicted in the shooting of an Oakland police officer although the conviction was later reversed. Over the years, he was tried for a variety of violent offenses, including murder. In 1989, he was assassinated by a member of the Black Guerilla Family, an Oakland prison and street gang.