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Cleaver for President PFP

Cleaver for President PFP Political Button Museum
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Achievement Badge & Trophy Co.
1511 W. 7th St.
Los Angeles

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Writer and political activist, Leroy Eldridge Cleaver, ran for President of the United States in 1968 as the nominee of the Peace and Freedom Party. He was the Minister of Information and the head of the international section of the Black Panther Party in the 1960s. In 1968 when he ran for President, he was involved in a shootout with police in Oakland, California that left one member of the Black Panthers dead and two police officers wounded. Despite jumping bail and fleeing the country for Cuba, Algeria, and France, he and his running mate still received over 36,000 votes in the election. Cleaver came back to the U.S. in 1975 and became a Republican and a member of the Mormon Church.


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