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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.
         
   
F
You don't have to teach people to be human. You have to teach them how to stop being inhuman.

R
What America demands in her black champions is a brilliant, powerful body and a dull, bestial mind.
A
You're either part of the solution or part of the problem.
N
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.
K
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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