Soul on Ice
Delta Trade Paperbacks, 1992 - 242 pages
The now-classic memoir that shocked, outraged, and ultimately changed the way America looked at the civil rights movement and the black experience.
By turns shocking and lyrical, unblinking and raw, the searingly honest memoirs of Eldridge Cleaver are a testament to his unique place in American history. Cleaver writes in Soul on Ice, "I'm perfectly aware that I'm in prison, that I'm a Negro, that I've been a rapist, and that I have a Higher Uneducation." What Cleaver shows us, on the pages of this now classic autobiography, is how much he was a man.
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The non-beat disenchanted white youth were attracted magnetically to the Negro
revolution, which had begun to take on a mass, insurrectionary tone. But they had
difficulty understanding their relationship to the Negro, and what role “whites” ...
The illusion of the Negro's inferior nature had to be maintained. One device
evolved by the whites was to tab whatever the blacks did with the prefix “Negro.”
We had Negro literature, Negro athletes, Negro music, Negro doctors, Negro ...
After the biggest, most violent Negro uprising since the Civil War—the burning of
Watts—the blind, tradition-bound reactionaries of L.A. sought to placate the
aroused Negro community by appointing John Roseboro, a baseball player, “ace
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LibraryThing ReviewAvis d'utilisateur - davadog13 - LibraryThing
What began as a genuinely compelling look at a young man with a lot of anger and little direction, became a story of a man completely sure of himself, and almost entirely unrelatable. I definitely ... Consulter l'avis complet
LibraryThing ReviewAvis d'utilisateur - abergsman - LibraryThing
It is difficult to give a rating to this book without also assessing Eldridge as a person. Consulter l'avis complet
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