Ericka Huggins, activist and founder of the Black Panther Party in New Haven, Connecticut at the time of The New Haven Black Panther trials in 1970. At age 18, she became a leader in the Los Angeles chapter of the Black Panther Party with her husband John Huggins. Three weeks after the birth of their daughter, John Huggins was killed and Huggins was widowed. After returning her husband’s body to New Haven, Connecticut, Ericka opened a Panther chapter there.

Ericka Huggins, activist and founder of the Black Panther Party in New Haven, Connecticut at the time of The New Haven Black Panther trials in 1970. At age 18, she became a leader in the Los Angeles chapter of the Black Panther Party with her husband John Huggins. Three weeks after the birth of their daughter, John Huggins was killed and Huggins was widowed. After returning her husband’s body to New Haven, Connecticut, Ericka opened a Panther chapter there.

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