Eldridge Cleaver papers, 1963-1988.


Eldridge Cleaver papers, 1963-1988.

The Eldridge Cleaver papers document Cleaver's lifetime as an activist and writer. Dating from 1963-1988, the papers consist of correspondence, writings, including manuscripts from his works Soul on Ice and Soul on Fire, and papers from his affiliation with the Black Panther Party as Minister of Information and as head of the International Section during his exile. Also included are files of the Eldridge Cleaver Crusades, the Eldridge Cleaver Defense Committee, and Cleaver for Congress. The bulk of the collection consists of legal files pertaining to the shootout with the Oakland Police Department on April 6, 1968.

32 cartons, 6 boxes, 1 volume, 1 oversize folder, 2 oversize boxes (circa 42 linear ft.)Microfilm copies of portions of collection : 3 microfilm reels : negative and positive.

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Cleaver, Kathleen

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Black Panther Party

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The Black Panther Party was founded in Oakland, California in 1966 by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale. The philosophy of the Black Panthers, known as their ten-point program, combined Marxist socialism and black nationalism with demands for land, housing, education, justice and peace. By 1969 the Black Panthers had become known nationally. From the guide to the Black Panther Party FBI file, 1967-1969, (The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manusc...

Cleaver, Eldridge, 1935-1998

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Co-founder of Black Panther Party, presidential candidate of the Peace and Freedom Party (1968), and author of Soul on Ice. From the description of Papers ca. 1969-1977. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 55998690 Eldridge Cleaver was born August 3, 1935 in Wabbaseka, Arkansas. During his youth he was convicted of various drug and assault charges and spent time in reformatories and prisons. His experiences led him to become a follower of Malcolm X and the Nation of...

Online Archive of California

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Eldridge Cleaver Crusades.

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