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THE CO-FOUNDER OF THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY URGED A UMD CROWD TO BE POLITICALLY ACTIVE

February 02, 2018 Arts and Humanities Center for Synergy | College of Arts and Humanities | History

Political activist Bobby Seale discussed organized resistance to discrimination and oppression.

<p> By <a href="https://twitter.com/jillian_atelsek">Jillian Atelsek</a> | <a href="http://www.dbknews.com/2018/02/02/black-panthers-co-founder-bobby-seale-umd-speech/">The Diamondback</a></p><p> "As he arrived at the podium to deafening applause and a standing ovation, Bobby Seale raised his hands, stepped back and chuckled.</p><p> "'Reminds me of the '60s,' he said.</p><p> "Seale, the co-founder of the Black Panther Party, a political activist and a cultural icon, spoke at the University of Maryland on Thursday night about organized resistance and strength in the face of discrimination and oppression.</p><p> "'I don't believe in riots,' he said. 'I believe in organizing. I believe in putting my machine together.'"</p><p> Read the complete article inĀ <a href="http://www.dbknews.com/2018/02/02/black-panthers-co-founder-bobby-seale-umd-speech/">The Diamondback</a>.</p><p> Photo: Black Panther Party co-founder Bobby Seale addressed University of Maryland students and faculty on Thursday, Feb. 1. (Richard Moglen/<a href="http://www.dbknews.com/2018/02/02/black-panthers-co-founder-bobby-seale-umd-speech/">The Diamondback</a>)</p>