Elaine Brown (born March 2, 1943 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American prison activist, writer, and singer; she is a former chairperson of the Black Panther Party. Brown has declared her candidacy for the Green Party presidential nomination in 2008. She currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia and is a founder of Mothers Advocating Juvenile Justice. Brown recorded two albums, Seize the Time! (Vault, 1969) and Until We're Free (Motown Records, 1973).