Seize The Time

Seize The Time

by Bobby Seale

Black Panther Party co-founder Bobby Seale records vibrant and vital history of the party and its formation. Seale and Huey P. Newton were creating and envisioning a movement for justice, freedom, and peace for all people (despite some internalized patriarchal and chauvinistic stigma about women and queers). Full of 60s and 70s slang and compared to much of dry political theory, this book is crammed full of life.  Written in prison by dictating to audio tapes, Seale lived the Panthers and his politics were his lived experience and you can see his enthusiasm and passion for this ripe new and exciting political movement for Black liberation at a crucial time after civil rights was moving into full swing. Of course we all know how the party ended and was systematically dismantled by FBI infiltrators that created infighting within the ranks. But for the moment, this book is dripping with a vision for a better America.