17 Unsung Heroes Of Black History

Written by Julia Austin

John Huggins and Bunchy Carter

Otherwise known as the Black Panthers, Huggins and Carter worked to fight the white supremacist acts of the Los Angeles Police Department in the black neighborhoods of L.A. The two worked with Elaine Brown, Ericka Huggins and other more-known figures to fight injustices against black communities. The two men were assassinated by FBI operatives in 1969 while they were students in University of California, Los Angeles’ High Potential Program. A memorial is held for them each year on the UCLA campus.