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Eldridge Cleaver
(1935-1998) born on
Aug 31
US political activist, civil rights leader. His early troubles led to prison where he read voraciously and wrote "Soul on Ice" essays; later became Minister of Information of the Black Panthers.
You don't have to teach people to be human. You have to teach them how to stop being inhuman.

What America demands in her black champions is a brilliant, powerful body and a dull, bestial mind.
You're either part of the solution or part of the problem.
And we had thought that our hard climb out of that cruel valley led to some cool, green, and peaceful, sunlit place but it's all jungle here, a wild and savage wilderness that's overrun with ruins.
Respect commands itself and it can neither be given nor withheld when it is due.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Conversations with Eldridge Cleaver," 1970.
R: "Lazarus Comes Forth," "Soul on Ice," 1968.
A: Speech San Francisco, 1968.
N: "To All Black Women, From All Black Men," "Soul on Ice," 1968.
K: "The White Race and Its Heroes," "Soul on Ice," 1968.

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