"Cleaver and Black Panther Group Attend Hanoi Observance."
New York Times, August 19, 1970, p. 13.
"International Day of Solidarity with the Black People of the United States,"
held in Hanoi, was attended by a committee of American radicals and included Eldridge
Cleaver, the Black Panther's Minister of Information. The observance was filled with
references to the commonality between the struggles of African-Americans in the United
States and the Vietnamese people. An editorial in the official Communist newspaper
stated, "The Vietnamese people, who are now opposing the American imperialist
aggressors with arms, consider the black people of the United States in the struggle
for their emancipation as their natural companions in arms and allies."