KPFA's Yolanda de Freitas, Jean Wiley of Third World Media News, and Cheryl Johnson of the Third World Women's Alliance interviews Black Panther Party communications secretary Kathleen Cleaver (1945 - ) upon her return to the United States after having spent three years in Algeria. She begins with an explanation of the situation in Algeria, the reason for her visit to the United States, and then talks about the changing emphasis of the Black Panther Party politics and about the feminist movement. Cleaver provides a concise history and explanation of the internal controversy that led to the rumored "Panther Split." Regarding the Women's Liberation movement, she emphasizes the importance of women's becoming political and aware of the struggles of all oppressed people.
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