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Bobby Seale

Bobby Seale

Bobby Seale (born 22 October 1936, in Dallas, Texas) is an American civil rights activist, who along with Huey Newton, co-founded the Black Panther Party For Self Defense in 1966.

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  • The only solution to pollution is a people's humane revolution.
    • Speech at the "Free John Sinclair" concert in Ann Arbor, Michigan (December 1971)
  • I still want my right to defend myself. A railroad operation, and you know it, from Nixon on down. they got you running around violating my constitutional rights.
    • Transcript from Seale's conspiracy case as part of the Chicago 8 (October 1968)
  • We're hip to the fact that Superman never saved no black people. You got that?
    • Transcript from Seale's conspiracy case as part of the Chicago 8 (October 1968)
  • When we use the term pig, for example, we are referring to the people who systematically violate the peoples' constitutional rights- whether they be monopoly capitalists or police. The term is now being adopted by radicals, hippies, and minority peoples. Even the workers, when the pigs supported strike-breakers like they did as Union Oil where 100 local police came in a cracked strikers' heads, began to call them by their true name.
    • Interview with The Guardian (February 1970)
  • But I think people, especially white people, have to come to understand that the language of the ghetto is a language of its own, and as the party- whose members for the most part come from the ghetto- seeks to talk to the people, it must speak the people's language.
    • Interview with The Guardian (February 1970)
  • All I did in Chicago was to exercise my legal right to speak on my own behalf and I was given four years in jail as a result. But I think the most serious injustice perpetrated by the court system in America is the inability of a black man to get a jury of his peers.
    • Interview with The Guardian (February 1970)

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