Eldridge Cleaver

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Birthday
31, 1935
Birthplace
Wabbaseka, AR
Death Date
May 1, 1998 (62)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
31, 1935
Birthplace
Wabbaseka, AR
Death Date
May 1, 1998 (62)

About

Writer, political activist, and Black Panther Party leader who wrote 'Soul on Ice' in 1968. His book, which he wrote while serving time in Folsom State Prison became a seminal work in African-American literature.

Before Fame

He got into quite a bit of trouble as a youngster, from petty crime to a felony drug charge.

Trivia

During the 1980's he became both a Mormon and a conservative Republican.

Family Life

He got married to Katherine Neal Cleaver in 1967; the couple had two children together before divorcing in 1987.

Associated With

He was heavily inspired by the writings and life of Malcolm X.