A Communist should have largeness of mind and he should be staunch and active, looking upon the interests of the revolution as his very life and subordinating his personal interests to those of the revolution; always and everywhere he should adhere to principle and wage a tireless struggle against all incorrect ideas and actions, so as to consolidate the collective life of the Party and strengthen the ties between the Party and the masses; he should be more concerned about the Party and the masses than about any private person, and more concerned about others than about himself. Only thus can he be considered a Communist.
Today in history: Huey Newton was born February 17, 1942.
In 1966 Huey Newton co-founded the Black Panther Party, a pivotal organization in the 1960-70s. The Black Panthers arose out of the radicalizing Black freedom movement, inspired by the surging anti-imperialist and socialist movements around the world and upholding the right of armed self-defense. They burst onto the scene and inspired a generation of young people to move toward revolution and socialism. Huey Newton and Black Panther Party members faced severe repression from the FBI and local authorities around the country.