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_blazengram Elaine Brown
prison activist writer singer former Black Panther Party chairman

Born in heavily black and impoverished North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1973, Brown was commissioned to record more songs by national party founder and Minister of Defense Huey P. Newton. These songs resulted in the album Until We're Free.

When Huey p Newton fled to Cuba in 1974 in the face of murder charges, he appointed Brown to lead the Black Panther Party. The only woman to do so, Elaine Brown chaired the Black Panther Party from 1974 until 1977.

Brown stepped down from chairing the Black Panther Party less than a year after Newton’s return from Cuba in 1977 when Newton authorized the beating of Regina Davis, the administrator of the Panther Liberation School. This incident was the point at which Brown could no longer tolerate the sexism and patriarchy of the Black Panther Party.

Brown has continued her prison reform advocacy by lecturing frequently at colleges and universities in the US. From 1995 to the present, she has lectured at more than forty colleges and universities, as well as numerous conferences.

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