Kathleen Neal Cleaver

Kathleen Neal Cleaver, who currently holds an appointment as a senior lecturer and research fellow at Emory University School of Law, has spent her life participating in the human rights struggle. She was the first communications secretary of the Black Panther Party. Cleaver spent several years in exile, in Algeria and France, with her former husband and fellow Black Panther leader Eldridge Cleaver. Since 2000, Professor Cleaver has served as co-director for the Atlanta-based Human Rights Research Fund. She is currently at work on her memoir, Memories of Love and War, and is the editor of a collection of writings by Eldridge Cleaver, Target Zero: A Life in Writing (Palgrave, 2006).