Elaine Brown (born March 2, 1943 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American prison activist, writer, singer, and former Black Panther leader who is based in Oakland, California. She is a former chairperson of the Black Panther Party. Brown briefly ran for the Green Party presidential nomination in 2008. She currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia, and is a founder of Mothers Advocating Juvenile Justice.
Read more about Elaine Brown: Early Life, Involvement With The Black Panther Party, Affair With Jay Richard Kennedy, Lack of Extensive FBI File, Murder of Betty Van Patter, Later Activism, Bibliography
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