Mar 21, 2013 - Sale 2308

Sale 2308 - Lot 195

Price Realized: $ 480
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 350 - $ 500
(BLACK PANTHERS.) CLEAVER, ELDRIDGE. Wanted Leroy Eldridge Cleaver. Classic FBI wanted poster, dated December 13, 1968. Washington, D.C., 1968

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Cleaver, who at this time was 33 years old, was wanted for "Interstate Flight-Assault with intent to commit murder." A reformed serial rapist and racist, Cleaver wrote in Soul on Ice, "If a man like Malcolm X could change and repudiate racism, if I myself and other former Muslims can change, if young whites can change, then there is hope for America." In later years, Cleaver, like a number of others from the left, took a sharp right turn, becoming a member of the Latter Day Saints ---and a Republican---that's a real conversion.