Taste of Power

Taste of Power

by Elaine Brown
     
 

Brown's account of her life at the highest levels of the Black Panther parly's hierarchy. More than a journey through a turbulent time in American history, this is the story of a black woman's battle to define herself. See more details below

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Brown's account of her life at the highest levels of the Black Panther parly's hierarchy. More than a journey through a turbulent time in American history, this is the story of a black woman's battle to define herself.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
When most people think of the Black Panthers they think of Huey Newton, Bobby Seale, or Eldridge Cleaver. Yet Brown worked for several years behind the scenes of the party, and when Newton fled to escape criminal charges, she took over as its head. This audiobook tells how Brown rose from the poverty of Philadelphia to mingle with Frank Sinatra and Jean Seberg and eventually to her involvement with the Panthers. Also included are discussions of her romantic relationships with Newton and Cleaver. When Brown was finally able to use her power, she wielded it well, as she helped to elect the first black mayor of Oakland, CA. Readers will desire more discussion on how her experiences in the party affected her after she left in the wake of its destruction. However, her contention that racism and sexism work hand in hand is illuminating. Well read by the author. Librarians will want to add this to African American and women's studies collections.-Danna C. Bell-Russel, District of Columbia P.L.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559948302
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/01/1993

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