Elbert Howard

 

 

Age: 80

 

Summary: co-founder of the Black Panther Party who was a newspaper editor, information officer, and logistics genius behind the group's popular social programs, who was one of six people who founded Black Panther Party for Self-Defense in Oakland, California in October 1966 along with Bobby Seale and Huey Newton after the political organization started out patrolling police responsible for possible abuse against blacks and it later became clear that the FBI had engaged in surveillance and harassment to undermine the party and incriminate its leaders, who quit the party in 1974 bit in its active years he was editor of its newspaper and deputy minister of information, who traveled to Europe and Asia to set up chapters and was responsible for the social programs that made the party famous, who was the person who negotiated lower prices and organized refrigerated trucks for food giveaways, who organized a program for jail inmates to take courses as a college administrator.

 

 

Cause of Death: Undisclosed illness

 

Born: January 5, 1938

 

Died: July 23, 2018

 

Location: Santa Rosa, California