Who was the man Bobby Seale?

When it comes to the Black Panther Party and the founder, for most the first name that comes to mind is Huey Newton. Yet most tend to forget that he was the co-founder of the party. The other half of the parties creation is Bobby Seale. Bobby Seale was born on October 20, 1936 at Liberty, TX.

The birth of the Black Panther Party occurred when Bobby Seale met Huey Newton, while attending Merritt College.  Like Mr Newton, his occupation is political activist. During the year of 1968 he wrote the book, “Seize the Time: The Story of the Black Panthers Party and Huey P. Newton” which  was published in 1970.

In 1968, he was part of the “Chicago 8”. They were charged with inciting a riot at the ’68 Democratic National Convention. Due to this infraction he was sentenced to four years in prison.

He wrote two other books, “A Lovely Rage” in 1978 and then “Barbeque’n with Bobby Seale: Hickory and Mesquite Recipe Cookbook”.


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