"I have lived to touch you," he said softly.
My escorts were still immobilized.
"I've listened to your voice and your songs over and over in my prison cell and dreamed of you," he whispered His breath was a kiss.
"Welcome home, Comrade."
Huey Newton was the dreamer behind the finding of the Black Panther Party.
Although he came from the ghetto he was well spoken and very passionate about
his ideas. Being spirited away to prison for the killing of a policeman soon
after the founding of the BPP granted Huey an almost immediate 'martyr' status,
as Free Huey campaigns sprung up all throughout America, making his return even
Huey Newton met with Elaine as soon as she arrived in the U.S. Elaine told
Huey about Eldridge's wishes, much relieved to find that Huey did not agree
with him. Yet, Eldridge still posed a significant threat to the BPP. His disagreement
with Huey split the BPP into two factions, the "Cleaverite's" based
in New York and Huey Newton's group based in Oakland, California. Huey Newton,
Bobby Seale, and other prominent members of the BPP publicly denounced and expelled
Eldridge from the BPP. The New York chapter as well as several other areas all
defected from the BPP, and tensions continued to increase, actually resulting
in the assassination of a BPP member, Sam Napier, loyal to Huey. Not surprisingly,
old friends the FBI and US organization seized upon the weakness within the
party by increasing their assaults on the Panthers and Panther facilities within
Los Angeles. Elaine moved to Oakland for safety.