Tag Archives: 1960s

June 29

Fists Down-Part II

In my previous post, I discussed how reading Eldridge Cleaver’s “Soul on Ice” affected my view of the Black Panther Party. Today I will review how the revelations of another former Black Panther stunned me further, sealing my disillusionment.   When the history of the Civil Rights Movement and the rise of Black Nationalism in […]

June 10

Fists Down-Part I

In this two-part series I detail how I fell out of love with the militancy I found so enthralling in my youth. Today’s post delves into how a book I read as a teen unsettled me and led to uncomfortable questions about my idols.