Interview with Huey P. Newton
QUESTION 28
LOUIS MASSIAH:

What was the impact of King's death on the birth of the Party?

HUEY NEWTON:

Ah, people very disillusioned with the possibilities of a peaceful, ah, a peaceful, ah, ah, ah, transformation to, ah, civil rights and equality. And, ah, ah, universally they were, ah, disillusioned then with the Civil Rights Movement. So by the thousands they were joining up with our organizations and organizations very much like ours, ah, ah, like the Republic of New Africa and Revolutionary Action Movement and, ah, many other, ah, ah, Black organizations.