Eldridge Cleaver #BlackPanthersAt50

He was born Leroy Eldridge Cleaver in Wabbaseka, Arkansas, sunrise 8/31/35, sunset 5/1/98, Pomona, California.

His book Soul on Ice was published in 1968 and was a collection of his essays.

He was the Minister of Information and Head of International Section of the Panthers.

He was the editor of the Panther newspaper.

He was exiled in Cuba, Algeria, and France.

He was imprisoned in Soledad at 18, then later at Folsom and San Quentin.

He ran for President of the United States in 1968.

After the Panthers he was a Mormon and involved with the Unification Church.

He became a Republican and praised Presidents Ronald Reagan and George Bush.

He developed “hot pants” for men with a codpiece on the outside to display their attributes.