The Issues Committee and the Central Program Council sponsored a lecture by Bobby Seal, co-founder of the Black Panther Party last night in the UC Auditorium.
Motivated by the Civil Rights movement, Bobby Seale along with Huey Newton created the Black Panther Party in 1966 in hopes of equal rights for all people.
Bobby Seale lectured students of UT with the biography of the Black Panther Party and history of his childhood and education. Many students came out to hear Seale speak.
Terry Benson, Junior in environmental studies, expressed his excitement on Seale's lecture
"This is truly a dream come true. Hearing Mr. Seale speak tonight was like listening to history unfold before my eyes. I appreciate him for coming."
The Black Panther Party remained active until 1982. Now, Bobby Seale has published a cookbook titled "Barbque'N" and has traveled to over 1000 universities to share his story.
The Issues Committee will sponsor a lecture by Jim Keady-"Behind the Swoosh" on Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. in the UC Auditorium. All are welcome to attend. UT students must present a valid student ID for admission.