1-54 Forum New York 2018 | Intimate Strangers: The Black Panthers in Algiers
1-54 Forum New York
4- 6 May 2018
Intimate Strangers - The Black Panthers in Algiers
For a good part of the 1960s and 70s Algiers was, in Amílcar Cabral’s phrase, ‘the Mecca of Revolutionaries’. In 1969, Eldridge and Kathleen Cleaver, seeking refuge from US justice, settled there, joining a cosmopolitan community of liberation movements. Elaine Mokhtefi (Journalist and Writer) helped establish the International Section of the BPP and accompanied the Cleavers on their eventful North African journey. She shares her memories with Sophia Azeb (Scholar and Specialist of black diasporas).