Bobby Seale (Clip 2)

Bobby Seale (Clip 2) (1978)
Duration: 00:02:26

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Themes: Education and Families | Leadership | Urban Challenges |

Guests: Bobby Seale
Host : Ron Scott
Producer : Ron Scott

Summary: Ron Scott is joined by Bobby Seale, a co-founder of the Black Panther party. Scott asks Seale why he decided to leave the Black Panther Party. Seale talks about knowing that they weren't going to be doing the same things in the future as they had done in the past, wanting to get into something else, wanting to rest, his desire to write his autobiography, and his knowledge that they were in a "down period," where not much was occurring. He wanted to move on to new things, and didn't want to stand and "toll the bell on something that was dwindling."
Questions are then taken from the audience. The first man asks Seale about his plans for the future, given that most of the leaders of the '60s are all gone, and does he feel like the struggle was worth it. Seale believes that it was, and describes the organization that he has put together, "Advocates Seen." He believes that the '80s have to be about political organizing at the city level, which he believes this program will help. He also wants to earn his law degree and pass on the activism to the younger generation.