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Elaine Brown (1) (1943–)

Autor(a) de A Taste of Power: A Black Woman's Story

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About the Author

In 1974, Elaine Brown became chairman of the Black Panther Party. Her autobiography, A Taste of Power, is currently being developed as an HBO movie. She lectures at colleges and universities across America and currently lives in Atlanta, where she serves on the executive board of Mothers Advocating mostrar mais Juvenile Justice and is planning development of a model school for black and other poor children under her nonprofit education corporation, Fields of Flowers mostrar menos
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Catch the Fire!!! (1998) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares

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Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1943-03-02
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Locais de residência
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Ocupações
former chair of the Black Panther Party
Organizações
Black Panther Party

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This is a cold hard look at the Black Panther Party at it's least inspirational.

The title is surprisingly apt. Elaine Brown is a social climber, and we watch her ascent to the top of the Black Panther Party via a combination of her hard work and her ability to find and latch onto the most powerful person in the room. In the beginning of the book she brags about being in control of the baddest people in the room, that she has power over them. At the end of the book, while Huey Newton becomes more wealthy socially isolated philosopher than street-level organizer, she has moved on into "official" politics, first as a candidate, and then as advocate/advisor for candidates at the governor and finally presidential level. I literally couldn't have cared less about her constant jockeying for power.

I knew that the BPP had difficulties with misogyny, no more and no less than the rest of the New Left, who were likely less terrible than society as a whole at that time. Sexual violence and intimate partner violence pepper the book and Brown's own life experiences. That the BPP used bullwhips to enforce discipline (whipping people who did not meet party deadlines) was a shocking revelation.
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2
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Membros
474
Popularidade
#52,001
Avaliação
4.0
Críticas
4
ISBN
24
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