- NAME: Bobby Seale
- OCCUPATION: Civil Rights Activist
- BIRTH DATE: October 22, 1936 (Age: 77)
- Did You Know?: Bobby Seale was a co-founder of the Black Panther Party.
- EDUCATION: Merritt College, Berkeley High School, Laney College
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Dallas, Texas
- AKA: Robert Seale
- Full Name: Robert George Seale
- Nickname: Bobby
- ZODIAC SIGN: Libra
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Bobby Seale is an African-American political activist and co-founder and national chairman of the Black Panther Party.
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