R.I.P. Lil’ Bobby Hutton (1951-April 6th 1968). Lil’ Bobby Hutton was the first and youngest member of the Black Panther Party. He was murdered by the Oakland Police on April 6th, 1968 – just two days after the assassination of MLK – ambushing a carload of Panthers on a side street. Hutton was shot over a dozen times after stripping down to his underwear to prove he was unarmed.
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Little Bobby Hutton was the first to join the newly formed Black Panther Party for Self Defense. He was only 16 years old when he joined but already believed in the ideals that Seale and Newton had outlined in the Ten-Point Program; he was dedicated to serving his community.
On April 6, 1968, Oakland police ambushed a carload of BPP members on a side street. An hour and a half shootout ensued, resulting in the death of BPP member Bobby Hutton and the arrest of all others present on the scene. Bobby Hutton was shot more than twelve times after he had already surrendered and stripped down to his underwear to prove he was not armed. The murder of Bobby Hutton was a major event in the party’s history: it incensed them and inevitably made them stronger.
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