Creating the Conditions for Revolutionary Change

Elaine Brown

In her early adulthood, Elaine Brown relocated from her native Philadelphia to Los Angeles with the dream of becoming a songwriter. Brown’s life would soon change after meeting Alprentice “Bunchy” Carter, founder and leader of the California chapter of the Black Panther Party. Brown — captivated by the Party’s focus on empowerment and liberation — became heavily involved, ultimately becoming the organization’s chairwoman. Elaine shares the history and mission behind the Black Panther Party, and the ideals that continue to resonate with her. Read more on Elaine Brown: A Black Panther's Journey in Breaking New Ground.

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