55 years ago African Americans were making historic gains in civil rights. But much work was still to be done.
That year, 1966, Bobby Seale and his longtime friend Huey Newton created a new organization they called the Black Panther Party.
In 1968 Seal made a name for himself during anti-Vietnam War protests outside the Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
It was not his first run-in with the law and it would not be his last.
In the early 1970s Seale wrote a book about the Black Panther Party, called Seize the Time. After going out of print for several years, it was republished in 1991. And that’s what I met him.
So here now, from 1991, Bobby Seale.
Bobby Seale is 84 now. Since 2013, Seale has been seeking to produce a screenplay he wrote based on Seize the Time.
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