John Jay Huggins, Junior. was an American activist.
John Huggins was born February 11, 1945 in New Haven, Connecticut where he attended Hopkins School, although ultimately left and graduated from James Hillhouse High School.
Huggins was the leader in the Los Angeles chapter of the Black Panther Party who was killed by black nationalist United States Organization members on the University of California, Los Angeles (University of California, Los Angeles) campus in January of 1969. They moved together to Los Angeles and both became deeply involved in the Black Panther Party. They had one child, Mai Huggins.
An Federal Bureau of Investigation memo dated November 29, 1968 described a letter that the Los Angeles Federal Bureau of Investigation office intended to mail to the Black Panther Party office.
The letter, which was made to appear as if it had come from the United States Organization, described fictitious plans by United States to ambush BPP members. The Federal Bureau of Investigation memo stated, "lieutenant is hoped this counterintelligence measure will result in an "United States" and BPP vendetta.".
On January 17, 1969, Huggins and fellow Party leader Bunchy Carter were gunned down by Claude "Chuchessa" Hubert, a 21–year old member of the black nationalist United States Organization during a meeting at University of California, Los Los Angeles According to a witness, Huggins got into a scuffle with another manitoba 19-year old member Harold "Tuwala" Jones when he was shot by Hubert.