Bobby Seale

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    A people who have suffered so much for so long at hands of a racist society must draw the line somewhere.... the black communities of America must rise up as one man to halt the progression of a trend that leads inevitably to their total destruction.
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    All I did in Chicago was to exercise my legal right to speak on my own behalf and I was given four years in jail as a result. But I think the most serious injustice perpetrated by the court system in America is the inability of a black man to get a jury of his peers.
    Source: Interview with The Guardian (February 1970)
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    Being so closely related to the South, barbecue was part of segregation and helped defeat it.
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    But I think people, especially white people, have to come to understand that the language of the ghetto is a language of its own, and as the party- whose members for the most part come from the ghetto- seeks to talk to the people, it must speak the people's language.
    Source: Interview with The Guardian (February 1970)
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    Electoral politics was always an objective of the Black Panther party, so Barack Obama is a part of what we dreamed and struggled and died for.
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    I'm still a political revolutionary. The fire never went out of me, but perceptions and realizations change.
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    If they had not murdered Malcolm X, there probably never would have been a Black Panther Party.
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    Lots of people think I went to prison. I never went to prison. I was in jail without bail.
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    Money is the medium of exchange, and it's how you make things happen. To say you hate it is some farfetched, idealistic crap.
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    On the one hand, the guns were there to help capture the imagination of the people. But more important, since we knew that you couldn't observe the police without guns, we took our guns with us to let the police know that we have an equalizer.
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    People called me a hoodlum and a thug. But they didn't tell you I was a carpenter, an architect, a stand-up comic - even a bartender. And a barbecue cook. But they didn't tell you that.
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    Revolution is about the need to re-evolve political, economic and social justice and power back into the hands of the people, preferably through legislation and policies that make human sense. That's what revolution is about. Revolution is not about shootouts.
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    The Black Panther Party was not a gang. They grew out of a young black intelligentsia on college campuses.
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    The FBI's Counter-Intelligence Program would work hand-in-hand with police departments, literally planning attacks on Black Panther Party offices throughout the United States of America. They did this over a period of time.
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    The first point was we wanted power to determine our own destiny in our own black community. And what we had done is, we wanted to write a program that was straightforward to the people. We didn't want to give a long dissertation.
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