Staggerlee . . . A Conversation with Black Panther Bobby Seale

  • Introduction

    Shani Shay is the Incarceration to College program founder/director, Berkeley Underground Scholars.

A powerful portrait of resistance, Staggerlee was filmed in the San Francisco County Jail, where in 1970 Black Panther cofounder Bobby Seale was being held pending his extradition to Connecticut. In an expansive interview, Seale holds forth on cooking, poetry, intimacy, solitary confinement, revolutionary psychology, and Huey Newton. Newman succeeds brilliantly at his goal of “cutting through the static” of the media’s portrayal of the Black Panther Party as thugs, as well as what he called the Panthers’ sometimes “reckless rhetoric,” to document the person behind the party.

Kate MacKay
  • Allen Willis
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  • 60 mins
  • California Revealed
  • Allen Willis Archives
Preceded By

Queen Mother Moore Speech at Greenhaven Prison (excerpt)

People’s Communication Network, United States, 1973

An electrifying except from a speech given to inmates and the Black community by the legendary civil rights activist.

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  • 17 mins
  • Moffitt Library, Media Resource Center