Black Panther President Bobby Seale to speak at Binghamton University in celebration of Black History Month
Bobby Seale, co-founder of the Black Panther Party, will visit the Binghamton University campus on Saturday, February 25, to help the Black Student Union (BSU) celebrate Black History month. Seale is scheduled to speak at 7 p.m. in Lecture Hall 1 on the campus. The presentation is free and open to the public.
Seale founded the Black Panther Party with Huey Newton in 1966. They carried on the civil rights movement for radical black politics after the death of Malcolm X, spreading the message of “power to the people.” Seale and the party encourage
African-Americans to take an active stand against oppression and discrimination.
As a Black Panther, Seale established several community programs including breakfasts for school children, Seniors Against a Fearful Environment (SAFE), preventative medical health care, co-operative housing, and mass voter registration drives. He continues to support numerous social organizations and speak about his beliefs and experiences, and has also published several books.
The presentation is sponsored by the BSU. For more information, call 607-777-2885.