Big Man (far right), Black Panther demonstration, Oakland CA, July 1968. Photo courtesy of Pirkle Jones
Elbert "Big Man" Howard is one of the original founding members of the Black Panther Party. Big Man was a Black Panther from 1966 to 1974. During that time he served as Deputy Minister of Information and was a member of the Central Committee and the International Solidarity Committee. Many remember him as the first editor of the BPP newspaper and Party spokesperson.
Big Man following a lecture and Q and A session at John Muir School in Berkeley, CA, December 21st, 2012
Photo taken by Carole Hyams-Howard
Architects, Activists and Avengers:
The Black Panther Party 1968
Photographs by Pirkle Jones and Ruth-Marion Baruch (Exhibition runs from Sept 1 - Nov 5, 2012) Big Man will appear at the opening:
Saturday, September 8, 2012, starts at 5pm (runs until 7pm)
The Hannah Gallery (Hours: Thurs-Sat l-5pm, M-W by appt only)
170 Donahue St (next to Best Buy), Marin City, CA 94965 Download the flyer
New writing "My Comrade, Richard Aoki" by Big Man on the writings page.
April 7th at 1pm: "Let Us Not Forget"
Event Honoring the Fallen and Political Prisoners
West Oakland Library
180 Adeline St (corner of 18th St and Adeline)
Please check the website at: www.itsabouttimebpp.com for more information or call 916-455-0908.
As some of you may already know, Big Man has been working with a group of folks on the development of a new local (Santa Rosa & Western Sonoma County) radio project, KWTF Radio, 88.1FM.
KWTF is now online with streaming, and plans to launch a full power broadcast station by Jan 2013. Stop by www.kwtf.net and check out the live stream. In the upper right-hand corner there is a picture of a speaker and the words: Now Playing Live Stream
Big Man has released a DVD with videos of his "Legacy of the Black Panther Party" and "Martin Luther King JR Birthday Commemoration Speech". Purchase here.
Big Man will be speaking at the Santa Rosa JC on Wednesday, Feb 8th at 2PM. The street address is 1501 Mendocino Ave. in Santa Rosa. It will be in the Student Activities Center, Bertolini Student Center, Santa Rosa Campus, Room 4608. View the flyer.
Big Man will be interviewed by Pat Thurston on KGO Newstalk 810AM on your radio dial this Saturday, Jan 21st, starting shortly after 10:00AM. Listen live on KGOAM810.com.
"Ex-Panther Leader: King was 'Moral Center' Read the article by Julie Johnson published January 15th in the Press Democrat
Read the article regarding Big Man's upcoming keynote speech.
(Written by Chris Smith and featured in the January 1st, 2012 Press Democrat.)
Big Man will be the keynote speaker at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Birthday Celebration on Sunday, January 15th at the Santa Rosa High School Auditorium. Click here for the fullsize flier.