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By Elaine Brown

ISBN-10: 0385471076

ISBN-13: 9780385471077

ISBN-10: 0679419446

ISBN-13: 9780679419440

Elaine Brown assumed her function because the first and purely lady chief of the Black Panther celebration with those phrases: “I have all of the weapons and all of the funds. i will face up to problem from with out and from inside. Am I correct, Comrade?” It was once August 1974. From a small Oakland-based mobile, the Panthers had grown to turn into a innovative nationwide association, mobilizing black groups and white supporters around the country—but relentlessly special by way of the police and the FBI, and more and more riven by means of violence and strife inside of. How Brown got here to a place of energy over this paramilitary, male-dominated association, and what she did with that energy, is a riveting, unsparing account of self-discovery.
            Brown’s tale starts off with starting to be up in an impoverished local in Philadelphia and attending a predominantly white tuition, the place she first sensed what it intended to be black, girl, and terrible in the United States. She describes her political awakening throughout the bohemian years of her youth, and her time as a foot soldier for the Panthers, who appeared to carry the promise of redemption. and she or he tells of her ascent into the higher echelons of Panther management: her tumultuous courting with the charismatic Huey Newton, who could turn into her lover and her nemesis; her event with the male energy rituals that might sow the seeds of the party's death; and the scars that she either suffered and inflicted in that era’s paradigm-shifting clashes of intercourse and tool. gorgeous, lyrical, and acute, this can be the indelible testimony of a black woman’s conflict to outline herself.

“A gleaming achievement.” —Los Angeles Times
“Honest, humorous, subjective, unsparing, and passionate. . . A flavor of Power weaves autobiography and political historical past right into a tale that fascinates and illuminates.” —The Washington Post
“A lovely photo of a black woman’s coming of age in the United States. placed it at the shelf beside The Autobiography of Malcolm X.” —Kirkus Reviews

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