The first point was we wanted power to determine our own destiny in our own black community. And what we had done is, we wanted to write a program that was straightforward to the people. We didn’t want to give a long dissertation.
They came down on us because we had a grass-roots, real people's revolution, complete with the programs, complete with the unity, complete with the working coalitions, where we crossed racial lines.
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|Birth:||22nd October, 1936|
Bobby Seale was born in Liberty, Texas. He is an American political activist. He is known for co-founding the Black Panther Party with Huey Newton. While in college, Bobby Seale joined the Afro-American Association, a group on campus devoted to advocating black separatism. Through this AAA group, Seale met Huey Newton. While in college he also became a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity. Bobby Seale and Huey P. Newton, heavily inspired by Malcolm X, the civil rights leader assassinated in 1965, and his teachings, joined together in October 1966 to create the Black Panthers, later known as the Black Panther Party for self-defense who adopted the slain activist's slogan “Freedom by any means necessary” as their own.
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