Former Home of Bobby Seale
During the 1960s, Bobby Seale lived with his parents and siblings at the home on 57th Street. Seale was the co-founder, along with Huey Newton, of the Black Panthers, and the organization often met at the residence.
Backstory and Context
The home, which Seale's parents purchased in 1960 for $13,000, was more than simply a meeting place for the Panthers. It was there that Seale and Newton signed the .organization's manifesto and wrote its Ten Point Platform. According to Seale, the Panthers often met around his parents' dining room table, and when they returned from their nighttime patrols of Oakland neighborhoods, the group would unload their weapons in their home.
The former Seale residence was "flipped" and sold by real estate developers in 2012, who listed the house with a price of $400,000, a shocking amount for a home in what was once one of the more impoverished neighborhoods in Oakland.