Monday, January 22, 2018

An Evening With Bobby Seale

The Nathan and Jeanette Miller Center for Historical Studies is pleased to announce an evening with Black Panther Party co-founder Bobby Seale co-hosted by University of Maryland College of Arts and Humanities on February 1st at 5:30 p.m. (Orem Alumni Hall, Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center, University of Maryland.) Seale was one of the most significant and controversial figures of the late 1960s, when he and Huey Newton co-founded and led the black Panther Party. The Panthers grew into a national organization that challenged ideas and structures of racism, promoted armed black self-defense, and helped organize black Americans for self-sufficiency and community empowerment. Seale played a prominent role in defining events of the 1960s and 70s including the anti-war protests at the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago and the trial of the Chicago 8 that followed. Seale is the author of four books including Seize the Time: The Story of the Black Panther and Huey Newton (1970, A Lonely Rage: the Autobiography of Bobby Seale (1978), and Power to the People: the World of the Black Panthers (2016). He has taught African-American Studies at Temple University, run for mayor of Oakland, published a book of barbecue recipes, and delivered over five-hundred talks at collees and universities. His talk is free and open to the public, but we do request RSVPs at: www.go.umd.edu/seale. A book signing and reception will follow.