Bobby Seale, former Black Panther, to speak at URI, Feb. 26

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WHO: Bobby Seale is co-founder of the Black Panther Party and a radical activist from the 1960s. He was one of the original Chicago Eight defendants charged with conspiracy following the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

WHAT: Seale, of Oakland, Calif., will talk about his experience with the Black Panthers and his latest projects, which include community activism and a cookbook about his passion for barbecuing. His talk is the first for the newly created Race, Violence and Democracy Colloquium, sponsored by Africana Studies.

WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, 6 p.m. The talk is free and open to the public.

WHERE: Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences, 120 Flagg Road, on URI’s Kingston campus.

Copies of Seale’s Barbeque’n with Bobby Seale: Hickory & Mesquite Recipes will be available to buy after the talk. Seale will also sign them.