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Conversations with Eldridge Cleaver

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On November 24, 1968, three days before the sentence that would have returned him to prison was to go into effect, Eldridge Cleaver, Minister of Information for the Black Panther Party, disappeared. He had made a hard decision - a decision, however, that did not involve the possibility of ever giving up his freedom again. As he saw it, it was "a question of either going ...more
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Published April 22nd 1970 by Paperbackshop (first published January 1st 1970)
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James Payne
A snapshot from Cleaver's exile in Cuba, and then in Algiers, after having Ronald Reagan's California government overrule a state supreme court judge's ruling granting Cleaver to be let out on bail following his arrest on trumped up charges.

Much of Cleaver's discussion feels like it's addressing current events, whether that's Ferguson or stop-and-frisk. It is, even to a cynical leftist, uncanny how little has changed in the structural antagonisms black people face in the U.S. Today, one is just
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Cleaver's life had a really wild trajectory.
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