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  - Maruk - Goodreads

Informative and insightful. It was refreshing to read a detailed account on the movement from a woman's perspective. The book highlights the pros and pitfalls of the Party as well as her own personal ... Read full review

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User Review  - Maya B - Goodreads

I was not really sure how to rate this book. Its a book of her life as well as an account of what life was like as a light skin black female and to also be the first female leader in the black panther ... 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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