Kathleen Cleaver has been involved in the human rights movement most of her life.
She and her husband, Eldridge Cleaver, founded the International Section of the Black Panther Party in Algiers, Algeria. After returning to the United States, Cleaver graduated from Yale Law School and practiced law in New York before joining the law faculty at Emory.
She is the co-editor of Liberation, Imagination and the Black Panther Party and the editor of Zero: A Life in Writing, by Eldridge Cleaver.
She has been a senior lecturer at Yale University and at Emory Law School, and is currently completing a memoir entitled Memories of Love and War.