On Saturday, February 11, 2017 Elaine Brown will deliver the keynote address at the Shrine of The Black Madonna 5317 Martin Luther King Blvd between 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm. Ms. Brown served as Chairwoman of The Black Panther Party from 1974 through 1977. She is a prison activist, writer, singer, past political candidate and author. Her book, “A Taste of Power” chronicles her development and leadership in the Black Panther Party. Elaine Brown has stood where few have stood, in leadership within a civil rights or Black Power era organization. Additionally, being a woman in this position she has a unique perspective on the past, present and future. She commands a sharp grasp of history and contemporary issues. Many are looking forward to the opportunity to get her insight in Houston, Texas.