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Eldridge Cleaver

1935 - 1998

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Leroy Eldridge Cleaver (August 31, 1935 – May 1, 1998) was an American writer and political activist who became an early leader of the Black Panther Party.In 1968, Cleaver wrote Soul on Ice, a collection of essays that, at the time of its publication, was praised by The New York Times Book Review as "brilliant and revealing". Cleaver stated in Soul on Ice: "If a man like Malcolm X could change and repudiate racism, if I myself and other former Muslims can change, if young whites can change, then there is hope for America."Cleaver went on to become a prominent member of the Black Panthers, having the titles Minister of Information and Head of the International Section of the Panthers, while a fugitive from the United States criminal justice system in Cuba and Algeria. Cleaver was convicted of a series of crimes including burglary, assault, rape, and attempted murder and eventually served time in Folsom and San Quentin prisons until being released on parole in 1968. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eldridge Cleaver has received more than 1,902,790 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Eldridge Cleaver is the 5,416th most popular writer (down from 4,869th in 2019), the 8,745th most popular biography from United States (down from 7,903rd in 2019) and the 696th most popular American Writer.

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Among writers, Eldridge Cleaver ranks 5,416 out of 5,755Before him are Thomas Hughes, Kevin J. Anderson, Edward Abbey, Peter Seeberg, Mihkel Veske, and M. Scott Peck. After him are Giannina Braschi, Gaspar Núñez de Arce, Max Eastman, Shahrnush Parsipur, Vasily Belov, and Darren Shan.

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Among people born in 1935, Eldridge Cleaver ranks 392Before him are Tenley Albright, Leo Falcam, Jeremy Kemp, Jack McDevitt, Laurynas Stankevičius, and James Cotton. After him are Aly Lotfy Mahmoud, Ivan Calin, Leonid Potapov, Claude Esteban, Donald Arnold, and Mary Oliver. Among people deceased in 1998, Eldridge Cleaver ranks 248Before him are John Pulman, James Lighthill, Richard Denning, Hilla Limann, Clark Clifford, and Erling Evensen. After him are Jack Rowley, Jane Bell, Aleksey Spiridonov, Ran Laurie, Louis Hostin, and Charles Sibley.

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Among people born in United States, Eldridge Cleaver ranks 8,745 out of 18,182Before him are Neal Schon (1954), Denton Cooley (1920), Debby Ryan (1993), Chris von Saltza (1944), George J. Mitchell (1933), and Chloe Webb (1956). After him are Charles Marion Russell (1864), Ellen Greene (1951), John Sebastian (1944), Allen Collins (1952), Albert Pinkham Ryder (1847), and Peter Segal (1962).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Eldridge Cleaver ranks 696Before him are Helene Hanff (1916), Avram Davidson (1923), Diane Ackerman (1948), Kevin J. Anderson (1962), Edward Abbey (1927), and M. Scott Peck (1936). After him are Max Eastman (1883), Michael Blake (1945), Robert E. Sherwood (1896), Winston Churchill (1871), Akiva Goldsman (1962), and Whittaker Chambers (1901).