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The Nation

October 13, 1987

Black Panthers founder Bobby Seale and other activists from the 1960s gathered at Temple University in Philadelphia to urge college students to balance their desire for material wealth with an interest in social activism. "All we're trying to do is get more students involved," said Seale, an organizer of a national conference at Temple on the role of higher education in social activism. "These students today were babies when I was in the Chicago trial," said Seale, referring to the celebrated trial of anti-war activists charged with conspiracy following violent demonstrations at the 1968 Democratic convention. His trial was separated from proceedings and the remaining defendants came to be known as the Chicago Seven.

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