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Bobby Hutton, or "Lil' Bobby," was the youngest member of the Black Panther Party. He joined soon after the conception of the BPP in 1966 at the age of 16.

On April 6, 1968, he was killed by Oakland Police after a firefight in Oakland, California. According to the Black Panthers, Police shot him more than a dozen times after he had surrendered and had stripped down to his underwear to prove that he was unarmed.[1] Police said that Hutton and Eldridge Cleaver were holed up at 1218 28th Street. And were armed with two 9mm automatic pistols, two AR-15 and one M-14 military type automatic rifles and a large supply of ammunition, some of it armor piercing. Actor Marlon Brando attended his funeral.

DeFremery Park in West Oakland, California, has been unofficially named after him.

The 1968 album "Together", by Country Joe and the Fish, was dedicated to Hutton.

He is mentioned by Tupac Shakur in the song "Ghetto Gospel," the Smif-N-Wessun song "Still Fighting" and the Bhi Bhiman song "Up in Arms."

He appears on the cover of the Primal Scream single "Star".

  1. ^ http://www.pbs.org/hueypnewton/people/people_hutton.html
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