The Black Man’s Stake in Vietnam by Eldridge Cleaver (1969)

1946-1989, Date, Defining the Enemy, Disruptive Spaces, Institutions, White Supremacy

Eldridge Cleaver, an early leader of the Black Panther Party, wrote this article to the Black men who were being drafted into Vietnam. Cleaver explains the implications of this on a global stage and calls for unity among all colonized people of the world.

The white man is deliberately trying to make the people of the world turn against black Americans, becuase he knows that the day is coming when black Americans will need the help and support of their borthers, friends and natural allies around the world.

Eldridge Cleaver