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Post-Prison Writings and Speeches

3.58  ·  Rating Details ·  36 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
cloth, 211 pages
Published February 1st 1969 by Random House
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Mar 06, 2010 Dave rated it really liked it
This is an essential read for anyone who's ever read Soul on Ice or been interested in Cleaver's opinions. This collection runs the gamut, from his more militant "The Land Question and Black Liberation" to the more complex and thoughtful interview with Playboy magazine in '68. It all validated even more my opinion that Cleaver represents a movement that was much more complicated than our history book and period criticism admit.
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Universal and common themes. In an effort to focus on the goal of his activism, I'm trying to avoid too much biography on Cleaver. However, it is inevitable to learn the facts between his past rape convictions. I'm trying to work on dealing with the appreciation of the moral insights affecting humanity from the body of a man who once viewed rape as an act against an oppressive society.
Cleaver's later phases actually flatten his writing's credibility. He was probably rebel in the 60's but he didn't live how he preached in the end. But anyway, this is a fine collection of powerful essays in which echoes the frustration and in which we can see the dreams that never came true. Perhaps revolution after all is just woolgathering of young people. But still, it describes the political boiling of the time very well and issues that are real. And it truly shows what "country of brave an ...more
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Eldridge Cleaver was involved with the Black Panthers and advocated black supremecy and seperation from the whites.
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Leroy Eldridge Cleaver, better known as Eldridge Cleaver, was a writer and political activist who became an early leader of the Black Panther Party.

In 1958 he was put in jail for rape. There he was given a copy of The Communist Manifesto. When he got released he joined the Black Panther Party. He then joined the Oakland-based Black Panther Party, serving as Minister of Information, or spokesperso
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