Cleaver, Eldridge

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Cleaver, Eldridge Gender: M
Leroy Eldridge Cleaver
born on 31 August 1935 at 02:15 (= 02:15 AM )
Place Little Rock, Arkansas, 34n45, 92w17
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
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Eldridge Cleaver


Afro-American militant black activist of the '60s, leader of the Black Panther movement and a cult figure who joined the Moral Majority in the '80s.

Raised in the Los Angeles ghetto, he served jail time from age 12. He entered Soledad prison for robbery on 6/18/1954, for a year, after which he began his career as a rapist. While in Folsom prison for rape, 1957-1966, he read extensively of Marxist texts and wrote the series of essays "Soul on Ice."

Freed on parole, he met Huey Newton February 1967, and along with Newton became a leader in the Black Panther movement, a major figure in redirecting blacks away from Martin Luther King's ideal of assimilation toward more radical aims.

"Soul on Ice" was published 2/12/1968 and gained immediate recognition. Involved in a violent shoot-out on 4/06/1968, his parole was revoked and he was returned to jail 11/27/1968. His "Post-Prison Writings" was published 2/17/1969.

Newton fled to Cuba 7/13/1959 and directly on to Algiers, then North Korea and Paris in 1973. He voluntarily returned to the U.S. 11/18/1973 and gave himself up to arrest, Tried, he pleaded guilty to assault 12/03/1979 for a reduced sentence.

During the '80s, Newton became a born-again minister. Now a political conservative, he preached the gospel for wife-beating (God's work) and against homosexuality (Satan's work). He set up a group known as "Guardians of the sperm."

On 3/01/1994 he was arrested and charged with possession of crack cocaine, when found wandering near his Berkeley home. When he was found to have injuries, he was taken to the hospital for brain surgery due to being beaten and robbed while buying coke.

A powerful symbol of the '60s Black rebellion who came full circle to conservative politics and Christianity, Cleaver died at 62, probably of diabetes, on 5/01/1998, Pomona, CA.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Leary, Timothy (born 22 October 1920). Notes: Were in exile together in Morocco
  • associate relationship with Newton, Huey (born 17 February 1942). Notes: Black Panthers
  • associate relationship with Seale, Bobby (born 22 October 1936). Notes: Black Panthers


  • Social : Institutionalized - prison, hospital 18 June 1954 (Prison for robbery for a year)
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  • Social : Institutionalized - prison, hospital 1957 (Prison for rape)
  • Social : Joined group 1967 (Black Panther's)
  • Relationship : Meet a significant person February 1967 (Huey Newton)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 12 February 1968 (Soul on Ice)
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  • Crime : Assault/ Battery Perpetration 6 April 1968 (Shoot-out with cops)
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  • Social : Institutionalized - prison, hospital 27 November 1968 (Parole revoked, returned to jail)
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  • Social : Institutionalized - prison, hospital 3 December 1979 (Jail for assault)
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  • Crime : Assault/ Battery Victimization 1 March 1994 (Robbed)
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  • Death by Disease 1 May 1998 at 06:20 AM in Pomona, CA (Diabetes, age 62)
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Source Notes

B.C. in hand, Steinbrecher from Bob Garner


  • Traits : Body : Race (Black)
  • Traits : Personality : Bigot (Homophobic)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Diabetes/ Hypoglycemia
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Drugs (Cocaine)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Exile to escape arrest 14 years)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Social crime/ delinquent (Prison)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Thief/ Financial crime
  • Passions : Criminal Victim : Rape/ Sex crime victim (Prison)
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Conversion/ Born again (Born-again Christian minister)
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ social (Black Panther)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Soul on Ice)
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure (Black Panther founder)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Crime Collection