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Former Black Panther leader to give this year’s Mary Frances Early Lecture

Former Black Panther Party leader Elaine Brown will deliver the keynote address at the seventh annual Mary Frances Early lecture April 18.
An activist and author, Brown will give a lecture entitled “Rethinking Social Justice: A Contemporary Look at Activism” at 7 p.m. in the Chapel.

Open to the public, the lecture honors Mary Frances Early, the first African-American graduate of UGA who earned a master’s degree in music education in 1962. The lecture is sponsored by Graduate and Professional Scholars, a minority graduate and professional student organization at UGA.

The first and only women to lead the Black ­Panther Party in 1974 as chair, Brown is author of The Condemnation of Little B. (2003) and her memoir A Taste of Power: A Black Woman’s Story (1993).