Soul on Ice
McGraw-Hill, 1967 - 210 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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“ Haven't you ever wondered why the white man genuinely applauds a black man who achieves excellence with his body in the field of sports , while he hates to see a black man achieve excellence with his brain ? The mechanics of the myth ...
And Sonny Liston , the mindless Body , is preferred over loud - mouthed Cassius Clay , because , after all , it takes at least a birdbrain to run a loud mouth , and the white man despises even that much brain in a black man .
If the separation of the black and white people in America along the color line had the effect , in terms of social imagery , of separating the Mind from the Body -the oppressor whites usurping sovereignty by monopolizing the Mind ...
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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
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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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