Bobby SealeBobby Seale
(born October 22
) and Huey P. Newton
cofounded the Black Panther Party
. Seale went on to become the chairman of the party and underwent FBI
surveillance as part of its COINTELPRO
program. As of 2002 he is dedicating his time to Reach, a group that focuses on youth education programs.
Seale was one of the original Chicago Eight defendants at the charged with conspiracy and inciting to riot, in the wake of the 1968 Democratic National Convention, in Chicago, Illinois. Judge Julius Hoffman eventually ordered Seale severed from the case, hence the "Chicago Seven"