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NMSU's Black Programs to present movie, speaker

Elaine Brown, a former leading member of the Black Panther Party, and Maceo Dailey, director of African American Studies at the University of Texas El Paso, will speak at a screening of "The Hurricane" at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, in Milton Hall at New Mexico State University.


The movie and lectures are part of a series of events to celebrate Black History Month sponsored by NMSU's Black Programs.

Brown is the author of "A Taste of Power," which was optioned this month by HBO in connection with its planned six-part series "The Black Panthers," and "The Condemnation of Little B." She is executive director of the Michael Lewis Legal Defense Committee, supporting the legal appeal of Lewis ("Little B"), who was arrested at the age of 13 for a murder many believe he did not commit. He was convicted and sentenced to life in prison in 1997.

In 1997, Brown co-founded Mothers Advocating Juvenile Justice, and in 2002, co-founded and became a board member of the National Alliance for Radical Prison Reform. She is vice president of the Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation, a partner in Seize the Time Inc., and a founder of the Brunswick Women's Association for Community Improvement.

Dailey has published book chapters and essays for such works as "The Dictionary of Negro American Biography," "Leaders From the 1960s," and "Black Business and Economic Power." In the last ten years, Dailey has given more than 100 speeches, served on 30 panels and produced 25 scholarly papers.

Daily has been named to "Who's Who in the East," "Who's Who Among American Teachers," "Who's Who in America" and "Who's Who in the World." In 2000, he was commissioned as Senior History Advisor to the state of Texas. In the last five years, Dailey has received more than 70 plaques, citations of recommendation and certificates of appreciation from various local, state and national organizations and community groups.

For more information call (505) 646-4208.