While San Francisco school officials tried to remove the names of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and other American icons from city schools, nearby Oakland honored co-founders of the infamous Black Panther Party of the 1960s and 1970s .

According to a report, on Wednesday. Newton’s friend, family and admirer Hyunny P. Gathered in Oakland for dedication to Newton Way.

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Wednesday will be Newton’s 79th birthday, but he was shut down in 1989, just a block away from where the dedication ceremony was held The East Bay Times reported.

In 1967, Newton and other Black Panthers were involved in a shootout after a police traffic stop, which led to the death of Oakland Police Officer John Fray. Newton was convicted of voluntary manslaughter in connection with the officer’s death, but the convict was overturned and the charges were eventually dropped.

Frey was shot in his chest, stomach and one of his legs and died on the way to the hospital. Officer Down Memorial Page. He He is survived by his wife and a daughter.

Oakland police officer John Frey was shot badly in 1967 leaving behind a wife and daughter.  (Oakland Police Department)

Oakland police officer John Frey was shot badly in 1967 leaving behind a wife and daughter. (Oakland Police Department)

He Oakland was on the force for just 18 months.

Free’s name appears on a memorial wall inside Oakland Police Headquarters, along with the names of more than 50 other members of the city’s force who died while on duty. The fallen officers are awarded a ceremony every year, According to the East Bay Times.

In 1989, Newton was shot by a member of a rival group. A suspect was convicted of murder in 1991 and sentenced to 32 years in prison, According to Bay City News.

The East Bay Times reported that Newton’s widow, Fredika Newton, led the effort to honor her late husband. She Hu p. Newton is the founder and president of the Foundation, which helps promote the history of the Black Panther Party.