Black Panthers co-founder to speak at Madison College



Black Panthers co-founder and political activist Bobby Seale will be the guest speaker at Madison College’s Mitby Theater at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 25. The Black History Month event is part of the “Madison College Talks” series presented by the office of Equity, Inclusion and Community Engagement. The presentation is free and open to the public, however tickets are required.


Originally created as an armed force protecting the African American community from racism, the Black Panthers became a new voice in the usually nonviolent Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. Seale gained national prominence when he was arrested, along with six other activists, on the charge of inciting a riot outside the Democratic National Convention in 1968 – becoming one of the Chicago Seven.


Now 83, Seale continues his advocacy for civil rights and social change.


The Madison College Talks series provides opportunities to explore different perspectives through critical thought and conversations.