Mar 10, 2011 - Sale 2239

Sale 2239 - Lot 198

Price Realized: $ 7,200
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
(BLACK PANTHERS.) SEALE, BOBBY. KIDNAPPED, Bobby Seale, Chairman, Panther Party. Black and white poster printed on heavy stock, 28-1/2x22-1/2 inches; pinholes in corners where hung; some light soil and rubbing along the top edge. Oakland, circa 1970

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Bobby Seale was one of the original "Chicago Eight" defendants charged with conspiracy and inciting to riot, in the wake of the 1968 Democratic National Convention, in Chicago. The evidence against Seale was slim as Seale was a last minute replacement for Eldridge Cleaver and had been in Chicago for only two days of the convention. Judge Julius Hoffman sentenced him to four years of imprisonment for contempt because of his outbursts, and eventually ordered Seale severed from the case, hence the "Chicago Seven." During the trial, one of Seale's many outbursts led the judge to have him bound and gagged, as commemorated in the song "Chicago" written by Graham Nash