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Dr. Bob Allen & Bobby Seale

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In 1962, at the age of 25, Bobby Seale began attending Merritt College, a community college located on what was then Grove Street, now Martin Luther King Jr Way, near the Berkeley city-limits. There he would join the Afro-American Association, (AAA) and met Huey Newton, with whom he later co-founded the Black Panther Party. Seale and co-founder Newton became increasingly skeptical about the direction of the AAA, particularly the AAA's tendency to analyze rather than act on the problems facing black Americans.
 
Dr Bob Allen has been some sort of educator for over 30 years. With Masters and Doctoral degrees in Philosophy and intellectual history from the Pennsylvania State University and an undergraduate background in American Studies from Bucknell University, he has also been involved in education and learning in the real world of labor and political organizing.
 
As organizer and Education Director of District 1199P,of the National Hospital Union he organized health care workers into unions and helped members learn their trade union history and practical means of struggle in the workaday world.
 

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