The crusader, newsletter of the Eldridge Cleaver Crusades. Vol. 1, no. 1, June 1, 1977. Eldridge Cleaver.
The crusader, newsletter of the Eldridge Cleaver Crusades. Vol. 1, no. 1, June 1, 1977

The crusader, newsletter of the Eldridge Cleaver Crusades. Vol. 1, no. 1, June 1, 1977

Stanford, CA: Eldridge Cleaver Crusades, 1977. Eight page newsletter, 8.5x11 inches, illustrated with numerous black and white photos. Likely the only issue produced (OCLC shows no later issues).

Produced after the former Black Panther fugitive's conversion to Christianity and the founding of his ministry, the newsletter outlines includes a substantial article by Kathleen Cleaver (portrayed in her trademark Afro) discussing his legal travails. She thanks the Lord for his release on bail, noting that background information about police frameups of the Movement had become public and changed the atmosphere around his trial. Includes excerpts from Cleaver's addresses to universities and religious organizations around the country, such as a speech from Vanderbilt, "The achilles heel of the stumbling Red Monster" (a repudiation of communism). Cites an emotional encounter with a family of Chinese-American former radicals in San Francisco who had also turned to Jesus.

Cat.No: 173154

Price: $45.00