KPIX-TV news footage from November 2nd 1969 featuring scenes from a press conference with Thelma Traylor Seale (1908-2008), who answers questions about her son Bobby Seale's current incarceration and trial in Chicago, where he faces charges of conspiracy and inciting a riot as part of the original "Chicago Eight". When asked what she thinks about her son being bound and gagged at one point during his trial, on the orders of Judge Julius Hoffman, Traylor Seale replies: "I think it's terrible. I just don't think such situations should be going on." She goes on to declare: "I think he's a wonderful son. He's always have been a wonderful son. And what he's fighting for today it isn't only but one thing and ... that is for the rights of all people." Traylor Seale was going to attend a service at Glide Church in San Francisco after this press conference. Bobby Seale was the Founding Chairman and National Organizer of the Black Panther Party and has cited his mother as one of his ideological mentors. It should be noted that on November 5th, Judge Hoffman sentenced Bobby Seale to four years in prison for 16 counts of contempt, each count for three months of his imprisonment because of his outbursts during the trial but this ruling was later reversed. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.
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