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Eldridge-cleaver

Eldridge Cleaver
(American Activist)

Nationality:
American

Quote count:
21

Times favorited:
5

Eldridge Cleaver was an author, a prominent American civil rights leader, and a key member of the Black Panther Party.

Born in Wabbaseka, Arkansas, Cleaver moved with his family to Phoenix and then to Los Angeles. As a teenager he was first involved in petty crime, and then in 1957 was convicted of assault with intent to murder. While in prison, he wrote a book of essays, published in book form as Soul on Ice which was influential in the black power movement. Cleaver was released from prison in 1966, after which he joined the Oakland-based Black Panther Party, serving as Minister of Information .



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