Black Panther Party at 50

Reflections on the Black Panther Party at 50: Elaine Brown with Beverly Guy-Sheftall

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On September 29, 2016, the James Weldon Johnson Institute hosted a public conversation commemorating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. The dialogue reflected on the Party’s legacy in ongoing struggles for racial justice, and honored black women’s leadership in the black power movement. Featured guest Elaine Brown, legendary activist and former chairperson of the Black Panther Party, was joined by prominent Spelman College professor Beverly Guy-Sheftall, in this powerful one-on-one conversation.

Special thanks to our event co-sponsors: Stuart A. Rose Library and the Laney Legacy Program in Moral Leadership at Candler School of Theology.

Elaine Brown and Beverly Guy-Sheftall

Speakers: Beverly Guy-Sheftall (l) and Elaine Brown (r)