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Bobby Seale


  Male      American      Activist

  Born : Oct 20, 1936  


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Robert George "Bobby" Seale (born October 20, 1936) is an American political activist. With Huey Newton he co-founded the Black Panther Party.

Seale was the oldest of three children, having a younger brother, Jon, and a younger sister, Betty. He was born in Liberty, Texas to George Seale, a carpenter, and Thelma Seale (née Traylor), a homemaker. The Seale family lived in poverty during most of Bobby Seale's early life. After moving around Texas, first to Dallas, San Antonio, and Port Arthur, his family later relocated to Oakland, California when he was eight years old. Seale attended Berkeley High School, then dropped out and joined the U.S. Air Force in 1955. He was discharged for bad conduct three years after joining for fighting with a commanding officer at the Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota.[3] After being discharged from the Air Force, Seale worked as a sheet metal mechanic for different aerospace plants while earning his high school diploma at night. After earning his high school diploma, Seale attended Merritt College until 1962 where he studied engineering and politics. While in college, Bobby Seale joined the Afro-American Association (AAA), a group on campus devoted to advocating black separatism. Through this AAA group, Seale met Huey Newton. While in college he also became a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity. Seale married and had a son, Malik Nkrumah Stagolee...


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