Interview with Huey P. Newton
QUESTION 36
LOUIS MASSIAH:

Could, could you, could you talk about Fred Hampton and why he was such an effective leader and his rise within the party.

HUEY NEWTON:

Ah, Fred Hampton was a very charismatic orator and I think what's even more important that he had early training with the Southern Christian Leadership Council, ah, he was tutored by Jesse Jackson. And, ah, he was on our Central Committee and I saw him becoming a national, international leader. And I, I think that's one of the reasons that he was assassinated.