Interview with Huey P. Newton

What was the intention of putting forward the Ten Point Program and you might summarize that, if you could, the Ten Point Program.


Well the Ten Point Program, ah, tried to identify, ah, the basic, ah, needs and, ah, aspirations of Black people. Ah, we, within the Ten Point Program we, ah, ah, came up with, ah, basically we needed education, ah, we needed decent housing. We wanted fair treatments in the court. We wanted, ah, medical care. Ah, ah, we wanted, ah, availability for, ah, ah, food and clothing, ah, for Blacks and full employment. So, ah, the program was a comprehensive program to really, ah, ah, lay down a, a blueprint for community development.