Kathleen and Eldridge Cleaver in Algiers after the birth of their first child. The Black Panther Party had established an international section in Algeria during 1969. by Pan-African News Wire File Photos, via Flickr
Black Like Mao Proletarian Cultural Revolution Less than a year into the Cultural Revolution, Robert Williams published an article in the Crusader titled “Reconstitute Afro-American Art to Remold Black Souls.” While Mao’s call for a cultural revolution meant getting rid of the vestiges (cultural and otherwise) of the old order, Williams not unlike members of the Black Arts movement in the United States was talking about purging black culture of a “slave mentality.”
Fred Hampton founded the Chicago chapter of the Black Panther party establishing a free breakfast program for children, free medical clinics, and persuaded the street gangs to stop forming a 'Rainbow Coalition.' The Church Committee proved that Hampton’s body guard was an FBI informant for Cointelpro. Prior to the raid which resulted in the death of Hampton he provided detailed information on the apartment. The majority of shots fired into the apartment were aimed towards Hampton’s bedroom.