The Inspirational Elaine Brown: Timeless Protest Songs
Local record producer and writer Pat Thomas recently compiled a collection of music written by and for the Black Power movement, "Listen, Whitey! The Sounds of Black Power 1965–1975."
One of the musicians he discovered in putting the album together is a woman named Elaine Brown. She was the head of the Black Panther party during the mid '70s. Today, she's most well known for her activism for prisoners, but Pat thinks her music from the late '60s and early '70s has a message that still applies today. He recommends listening to "Seize The Time," "The End of Silence" and "Until We're Free."
Pat Thomas speaks about "Listen Whitey!" at Life Enrichment Bookstore (5023 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118) on Friday April 20 at 6:00 p.m.
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