The Black Panther, 1966-2016Main Menucrystal am nelsona8c0d4166981909bee5f6307ade72fc185ed6296Cathy Thomasc194c1b18a8a0b957192be5b5fcddc54e7171304Kiran Garcha330f0fd93233f7f8a54631b3efe31dda36bdbfdf
"Another Problem for the Fascists"
12016-11-21T17:39:11-08:00Kiran Garcha330f0fd93233f7f8a54631b3efe31dda36bdbfdf123216plain2017-02-03T19:13:24-08:00Kiran Garcha330f0fd93233f7f8a54631b3efe31dda36bdbfdfThe Black Panther ComicAppearing as a comic book character three months before the official Black Panther Party formed, King T'Challa is similarly a reaction against white supremacy.For many Panther families, and at various points in the Party’s development, children symbolized hope for a future void of class disparity. Party literature offers glimpses into moments when the organization highlighted children as the torchbearers of the movement against capitalism. The birth of Maceo Cleaver is a telling example of this. Born in July 1969 to BPP Communications Secretary, Kathleen Cleaver, and Minister of Information, Eldridge Cleaver, Maceo’s entrance into the world made Party headlines as one of the first Panther cub births of members serving in the Party’s International chapter. The August 1969 article, which featured in bold letters Eldridge’s description of his son as “Another problem for the fascists,” helps highlight how members like Cleaver recognized the revolutionary potential of the next generation. Maceo’s name further reflected this, as his parents named him after the nineteenth-century Cuban revolutionary, Antonio Maceo.
 Eldridge Cleaver, Target Zero: A Life in Writing, ed. Kathleen Cleaver (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006), xxi.
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