Civil Warrior

’60s activist raises his fist once more

Sadly, the roster of revolutionaries from the civil rights era has dwindled significantly over the years. Huey P. Newton, Eldridge Cleaver, and Dave Dellinger, who once raised their fists to protest injustice during the country-changing 1960s, have left the planet. However, one of the movement’s pioneers who’s still going strong is Black Panther Party founder Bobby Seale.

The current community liaison for Temple University’s African and African-American Studies department lectures and presents his book Seize the Time: The Story of the Black Panther Party, which he wrote during his imprisonment following the 1969 Chicago Eight conspiracy trial. (Seale is currently turning the must-read tome into a screenplay for a feature film.)


Wed., Feb. 20, 7 p.m., 2008
 
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