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As I See It-Black Panther Elbert “Big Man” Howard tells his Story
Elbert "Big Man" Howard, one of the 6 founding members of the Black Panther Party and author of Panther on the Prowl, will read from his recently published collection of essays, As I See It . While part of the Black Panther Party from 1966 to 1974, Mr Howard served the people in a variety of roles, including as editor of the Black Panther Party newspaper and as Deputy of Information; he also travelled the world as International Spokesperson.
Mr. Howard is a writer, lecturer,and lifelong community and civil rights activist; in this capacity he helped found PACH - Police Accountabililty Clinic and Helpline in Sonoma where he curently lives. PACH serves community members who have complaints with law enforcement. Mr. Howad shares his views on several volunteer community radio stations in Sonoma.
Join us to hear from one of the original Black Panther Party stalwarts.