Correspondence Concerning Eldridge Cleaver

Title

Correspondence Concerning Eldridge Cleaver

Description

Two different letters from Richard Hofstadter, both from April 1968, concerning Black Panther Party leader and author Eldridge Cleaver. Hofstadter donated to Cleaver's defense fund following a shootout between several members of the Panthers, including Cleaver, and Oakland police. The second letter, written to the California parole board, shows Hofstadter attempting to intervene on Cleaver's behalf without legitimizing any resort to violence.

Creator

Richard Hofstadter

Source

Box 2: Uncatalogued Correspondence (Folder: Cleaver, Eldridge), Richard Hofstadter PapersRare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University in the City of New York

Publisher

Benjamin Serby

Date

April 18, 1968 (digitized 2016)

Rights

Estate of Richard Hofstadter

Format

image/jpeg

Type

Text

Files

Letter to Elizabeth Sutherland
Letter to California Parole Board on Cleaver's Behalf

Citation

Richard Hofstadter, “Correspondence Concerning Eldridge Cleaver,” Richard Hofstadter at 100, accessed December 18, 2018, https://richardhofstadter100.omeka.net/items/show/130.

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