IT WAS FIFTY YEARS AGO TODAY- NOVEMBER 24, 1968- BLACK PANTHER ELDRIDGE CLEAVER FLEES THE UNITED STATES

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It was fifty years ago today- November 24, 1968 Black Panther Minister Of Information Eldridge Cleaver learning that is parole from a California prison was going to be revoked split the country with his wife Kathleen for Cuba. He would eventually go to Algeria and then France before deciding to return to the United States and served an 8 month sentence before being paroled. Cleaver is most famous for his book “Soul On Ice” which was published in 1968. He died in 1998 at the age of 62.

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2 responses to “IT WAS FIFTY YEARS AGO TODAY- NOVEMBER 24, 1968- BLACK PANTHER ELDRIDGE CLEAVER FLEES THE UNITED STATES

  1. And good riddance to him. Some people think of the 1960’s as “Camelot”, but it’s people like this I remember, along with the riots, the casualty lists from Vietnam and burning cities.

    • I was shocked when I read when he came back- he got months in prison–not years… I was just young in the 60’s- but it wasn’t all good times as some like to paint them as now.

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