Interview with Bobby Seale

Now, but what was your hope when SNCC and the Panthers joined together? What was, what was the greatest hope?


Well, initially I guess what we really looked at was that we had a larger, well, first, here was two organizations that could somewhat merge its leadership, the notoriety of the spokesmen in, Rap Brown, Stokely Carmichael, Bobby Seale, Eldridge Cleaver, Huey was in jail, ah, as a political prisoner, what have you, and that it would spur a broader ability, you know, to organize that political Black community political electoral power unity and give this revolutionary character that the Black Panther Party needed.