Kathleen Cleaver, Communications Secretary of the Black Panther Party, State Assembly candidate on the Peace & Freedom Party platform and wife of Black Panther Party Minister of Information Eldridge Cleaver, discusses Black activism and her husband's activities and persecution with host Julius Lester. Cleaver talks about the origins of the Black Panther Party and describes it as the culmination of a series of movements and organizations in the black community. She also talks about their coalition with the Peace & Freedom Party, the Panthers' involvement in the electoral process, and their merger with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Contains sensitive language.
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