Elaine Brown is no stranger to standing up to oppression:
Elaine Brown is a former leader of the Black Panther Party, and author of A Taste of Power and The Condemnation of Little B.-A Taste of Power was optioned in 2007 by HBO in connection with its six-part series The Black Panthers, now in development.Also the City Council resolution that would have made assemblies illegal did not pass.
. Elaine is presently co-authoring For Reasons of Race and Belief, The Trials of Jamil Al-Amin (H. Rap Brown) with Karima Al-Amin (for 2009 publication by Basic Books), and she is completing the non-fiction book Melba and Al, A Story of Black Love in Jim Crow America (for 2009 publication by Seven Stories Press). She is the editor of Messages from Behind the Wall, a collection of autobiographical essays by black prisoners in New Mexico, published by the New Mexico Department of African American Affairs.