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(born 1935, Wabbaseka, near Little Rock, Ark., U.S.—died May 1, 1998, Pomona, Calif.) American black militant whose autobiographical volume Soul on Ice (1968) is a classic statement of black alienation in the United States. Cleaver was an inmate of correctional institutions in California almost constantly from his junior high school days until 1966 for crimes ranging from possession of marijuana to assault with intent to murder. While in prison, he supplemented his incomplete education with wide reading and became a follower of the Black Muslim separatist Malcolm X. He also began writing the essays that would eventually be collected in Soul on Ice, and whose publication in Ramparts magazine helped him win parole in 1966. After being paroled, Cleaver met Huey Newton and Bobby Seale, who had just founded the Black Panther Party in Oakland, Calif. Cleaver soon became the party's minister of information. The publication in 1968 of Soul on Ice, a collection of angry memoirs in which Cleaver traced his political evolution while denouncing American racism, made him a leading black radical spokesman. In April 1968, however, he was involved in a shoot-out in Oakland between Black Panthers and police that left one Panther dead and Cleaver and two police officers wounded. Faced with reimprisonment after the shoot-out, Cleaver jumped bail in November 1968 and fled first to Cuba and then to Algeria. Having broken with the Panthers in 1971 and grown disillusioned with communism, Cleaver returned voluntarily to the United States in 1975. The charges against him were dropped in 1979 when he pled guilty to assault in connection with the 1968 shoot-out and was put on five years' probation. In his later years Cleaver proclaimed himself a born-again Christian and a Republican, engaged in various business ventures, and struggled with an addiction to cocaine.


 
Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr.: The Black Panthers
Episode 124, Recorded on November 13, 1968 Guest: Eldridge Cleaver For more information about this program, see: ...
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Eldridge Cleaver, Black Panther (1970 Documentary)
Leroy Eldridge Cleaver (August 31, 1935 – May 1, 1998) was an American writer and political activist who became an early leader of the Black Panther Party.
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Eldridge Cleaver speaking at UCLA 10/4/1968
From the archives of the UCLA Communications Studies Department. Digitized 2013. The views and ideas expressed in these videos are not necessarily shared ...
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Eldridge Cleaver: Soul on Ice-Letters from Prison (audio book pt1)
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Eldridge Cleaver on Bobby Hutton
In Leaving Cleaver , Eldridge describes the night Lil Bobby Hutton was murdered by Oakland police & some of their regret.
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Eldridge Cleaver 1981 BYU Freedom Festival Speech
www.UtahsRepublic.org - In 1981, Eldridge Cleaver spoke at the BYU Freedom Festival about his conversion from being the Marxist, atheist, spokesman for the ...
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Bro. Dick Gregory on Huey Newton & Eldridge Cleaver BEing Agents 11/24/2013
"Bro. Dick Gregory on Huey Newton & Eldridge Cleaver BEing 'Agents' & Political Prisoners" 11/24/2013 Support The W.E. A.L.L B.E. Movement!!! Donate ...
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Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr.: The Black Panthers
Episode 124, Recorded on November 13, 1968 Guest: Eldridge Cleaver For more information about this program, see: . Newton asks what side Buckley would ...
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Huey P Newton and Black Panthers Interviews
A compilation of vintage interviews with Huey P. Newton; Bobby Seale; Eldridge Cleaver; Kathleen Cleaver and Stokely Carmichael.
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Eldridge Cleaver - Black Panther
Eldridge Cleaver - Black Panther.
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Eldridge Cleaver interviewed after Berkeley lecture, 1968. Archive film 99102
Berkeley, California - Black Panther Eldridge Cleaver in sunglasses being interviewed after he has given a lecture in August 1968. Cleaver states that he ...
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Eldridge Cleaver on Blacks in America (October 18, 1968)
Shared with permission from the resourceful http://malcolmxfiles.blogspot.ca/.
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Republican Eldridge Cleaver-Charlie Rose Interview Part 1
During Mr. Cleaver's run for the Republican office of California Senator, probably 1984, but I'm not sure exactly. The Issues are startling for their continued ...
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Eldridge Cleaver No Rights Ya Know
No Rights.
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Eldridge Cleaver returns to the U.S.
Black Panther activist Eldridge Cleaver (newsman Eric Sevareid is the guy in the thumbnail) returns to the U.S. in late 1975 unhappy about his experiences ...
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Eldridge Cleaver on Founding Fathers
Leaving Cleaver Documentary.
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Eldridge Cleaver:Soul on Ice - White Woman,Black Man (pt8 audio bk)
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Black Liberation Theory: Eldridge Cleaver on American Neo-Colonial Oppression
Eldridge Cleaver (1935-1998) was writer, radical intellectual, Black liberation theorist and Minister of Information of the Black Panther Party (1967-1971).
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Republican Eldridge Cleaver Charlie Rose Interview Part 1
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