On April 6, 1968, 17-year-old Bobby Hutton was killed by Oakland police while surrendering after a 90-minute shootout. Hutton was the first to join Oakland's Black Panther Party after it was formed by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale in 1966. #TodayInBlackHistory
In 1962, James Meredith was the first African American student admitted to the segregated University of Mississippi, an event that was a flashpoint in the American civil rights movement. October 1, 1962.
Eldridge Cleaver was a prominent member of the Black Panthers, having the titles Minister of Information, and Head of the International Section of the Panthers while in exile in Cuba and Algeria. As editor of the official Panther's newspaper, Cleaver's influence on the direction of the Party was rivaled only by founders Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale.
George Carruthers (1939-) Physicist, Scientist. Created inventions, such as the ultraviolet camera, or spectograph, which was used by NASA in the 1972 Apollo 16 flight, revealing the mysteries of space and the Earth's atmosphere.