The Firm has acquired the rights to A Taste of Power: A Black Woman’s Story, the memoir of former Black Panther Leader, Elaine Brown. She is the first and only woman leader of the group.
Brown was the chairperson of the party from 1974-1977 while Huey Newton was in exile in Cuba, appointed by Newton himself. She most notably expanded the BPP’s objectives to include matters of importance to black women.
Her words, from the book: “A woman in the Black Power movement was considered, at best, irrelevant. A woman asserting herself was a pariah. If a black woman assumed a role of leadership, she was said to be eroding black manhood, to be hindering the progress of the black race. She was an enemy of the black people…. I knew I had to muster something mighty to manage the Black Panther Party.”To this day, at age 74, she is still heavily involved in.
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