Explorations in Black Leadership

Co-Directed by Phyllis Leffler & Julian Bond

Cleaver, Eldridge (1953–1998)

Cleaver joined the Black Panthers in 1966, after two stints in prison during which he wrote his influential memoir Soul on Ice. In 1968, he was involved in a shoot out between several Black Panthers and Oakland police, which resulted in Cleaver fleeing the country to Cuba and Argentina until 1975. After he returned to the United States, he became involved in various disparate movements.