Eldridge Cleaver Interview by Nat Hentoff

Title

Eldridge Cleaver Interview by Nat Hentoff

Description

Eldridge Cleaver was the Minister of Information, or spokesperson, for the Black Panther Party. Bobby Seale and Huey Newton formed the Party in 1966 in Oakland, California. Cleaver joined the group in December of that year, after he was released from prison. In 1968, Cleaver ran for President of the United States with the Peace and Freedom Party. In this interview given in the same year, Cleaver opens up and explains the ten points of the Black Panther Party, his feelings on white Americans and the establishment, and the events of the shooting in which he was involved in April of 1968. The interview was granted while Cleaver was on bail for that latter incident, and would soon flee the country to live in Cuba.

Creator

Playboy Magazine

Source

Special Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Date

1968-12

Rights

Materials in the Digital Collections at Atkins Library are provided free for educational use under fair use as outlined by current U.S. Copyright law and accompanying guidelines. Written permission from the J. Murrey Atkins Library or the rights holder must be obtained before using an item for publishing or commercial purposes.

Language

English

Type

Magazine

Identifier

AP2 .P69 v.15 no.3 Sept-Dec 1968

Original Format

Magazine Article

Files

Collection

Citation

Playboy Magazine, “Eldridge Cleaver Interview by Nat Hentoff,” Hef's Philosophy: Playboy and Revolution from 1965-1975, accessed June 25, 2022, https://forthearticles.omeka.net/items/show/36.