Elaine Brown

Elaine Brown

Elaine Edith Brown, 86, of Richfield, passed away July 24, 2022, of cancer after being diagnosed at an advanced stage. Elaine was born to Ira and Theresa (Degner) Brown in Aldrich. She grew up in Staples where she graduated from high school in 1954. She worked in the grain division...
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Elaine Brown

Elaine Brown SOUTH BARRE — Elaine Brown, 92, of Middle Road, passed away on Friday, May 13, 2022, at Barre Gardens Nursing Home. Born on Sept. 13, 1929, in Barre, she was the daughter of Malvine and Velma (Bixby) Wright. She attended elementary school in South Barre and graduated from Spaulding High School. On July 4, 1950, she married Elmer E. Brown Jr., in the Barre Congregational Church. They lived in South Barre for 52 years. Elmer passed away in 2015. Elaine was first employed as a sales and office clerk at A. Brown Tire Co. in Barre, then as an insurance clerk for National Life Insurance Co. for many years, before joining the staff at the Central Vermont Medical Center as a clerk in the medical records department. She was a member of the Church of Christ in South Barre for many years. Survivors include her children, Anita K. Brown, of Irasburg, Vermont, David M. Brown, of South Carolina, Clifford A. Brown, of Montpelier, and Bryan A. Brown, of Washington; her grandchildren, Christy Brown Dyer, Casey Brown, Donavon Brown, Darrell Brown, Ashley Brown and Brody Brown; as well as 12 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and her husband, Elmer Brown, she was predeceased by her daughter, Pamela Brown. The service to honor and celebrate her life will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at 10 a.m. in the Hooker Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre. Following the service, interment will take place in Wilson Cemetery in Lower Websterville. There are no calling hours. For a memorial guestbook, please visit
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‘Revolution is my goal’: Interview with former Black Panther Elaine Brown

With her classic book newly republished, former Black Panther Party leader Elaine Brown spoke to Yuri Prasad about life in the revolutionary group and anti-racism today. Elaine Brown is one of the last surviving leaders of the Black Panther Party. The revolutionary group was famed for its uncompromising fight against racism and capitalism in the United States in the late 1960s and early 1970s. In particular, the Panthers were known for their Marxism and for being prepared to bear arms.
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Activist Elaine Brown: ‘You must be willing to die for what you believe in’

Elaine Brown doesn’t waste time on small talk. Her stint as the first and only female leader of the Black Panther Party may be long in the past, but she remains a present-day revolutionary. It’s why, when she logs into Zoom to discuss her memoir, A Taste of Power – first published in the United States in the 1990s, only now reaching the United Kingdom – she doesn’t want to expend precious minutes on niceties or beating around the bush.

Radical Reflections: Oakland's Elaine Brown on leading the revolutionary Black Panther Party

Radical Reflections: Oakland's Elaine Brown on leading the revolutionary Black Panthers. Musician, author, and most famously a former leader of the Black Panthers Party in Oakland, Elaine Brown is still politically active, still a force of nature, even at 78 years old. Her non-profit Oakland and the World Enterprises is currently about to break ground on a 79-unit affordable housing project on this lot in West Oakland.