Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1935, he was convicted of drug possession for what he terms "a shopping bag full of marijuana."
Axelrod is a San Francisco attorney who first met Cleaver for advice on legal matters while he was housed in Folsom Prison.
He is a fellow black inmate who denied liking white women when asked, saying his grandmother was white, and he even hated her.
He is a black child who was murdered for allegedly flirting with a white woman.
Eldridge describes his dedication in somewhat derisive tones, and says he doesn't understand why someone would voluntarily put themselves inside the prison walls.
He is a Muslim leader who preached Black supremacy.
He is a Muslim leader who led a group that split from the leadership of Elijah Muhammad.
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