“when in the course of human events it becomes necessary … “
After a very short introduction, Bobby Seale takes the stage, grabs the microphone and begins to talk, with a strong, vibrant voice. He is wearing a blue shirt, chinos, and a black hat. Standing above the old photos of himself, he shows his age, but still has a young and very captivating energy.
He talks for almost two hours, remembering his youth as a child in the Oakland projects, his past experience in the Air Force, his jobs as aeronautical engineer, jazz drummer, stand up comedian … his youth, living first hand the painful racist environment of those years.
The news of the assassination of Malcolm X at the hands of some FBI killer left a great impression on young Bobby; he goes on a “one man riot” and starts to see his role in society under a different light… (Read on)
Source: Socialist Party USA. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.