A Taste of Power: A Black Woman's Story

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Anchor Books, 1992 - Social Science - 452 pages
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By August 1974, the Black Panthers were a national organization to be reckoned with, supported by millions of blacks as well as white liberals. How Brown came to leadership in this paramilitary, male-dominated organization, and what she did with that power, is an unsparing story of self-discovery. Photos.

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User Review  - Daniel - Goodreads

An essential read. A Taste Of Power provides a brilliant example of just how crippling and destructive patriarchy can be to societal progression. By the end of that book I was angry, disappointed and ultimately, exhausted. The key word I attribute to this book is survival. Read full review

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User Review  - kripsoo - Goodreads

I was totally captivated by the in-depth discussion of the Black Panther Party told adroitly through the eyes of a female leader Having heard only of Angela Davis as a prominent outspoken female ... Read full review



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Elaine Brown became, in 1974, the first and only woman to lead the Black Panther Party. Today, as an activist, writer and popular lecturer, she promotes the vision of an inclusive and egalitarian society, focusing on resolving problems of race, gender oppression and class disparity in the United States.

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