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John Huggins


John Huggins

John Huggins

John J. Huggins, Jr.[1] (February 11, 1945 – January 17, 1969) was an African American Black Power activist and leader in the Los Angeles chapter of the Black Panther Party.


John Huggins was born in New Haven, Connecticut where he attended Hopkins School, although ultimately left and graduated from James Hillhouse High School. He was briefly enlisted in the United States Navy before attending Lincoln University in Chester County, Pennsylvania, where he met his wife Ericka Huggins. They moved together to Los Angeles and both became deeply involved in the Black Panther Party. They had one child Mai Huggins.

Huggins and fellow Party leader [2]


  1. ^ UCLA students memorialize 1969 Black Panther slayings - Los Angeles Times
  2. ^ "Counterintelligence Program, Black Nationalist - Hate Groups, Racial Intelligence, Re Los Angeles letter to Bureau dated 9/25/68", Federal Bureau of Investigation memo, November 29, 1968. Archived at, retrieved September 7, 2007.

External links

  • Children of the Revolutionary LA Weekly feature on the 1969 UCLA shootout that killed John Huggins and Bunchy Carter.

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