Elbert Howard, widely known as "Big Man," was a founder of and spokesman for the Black Panther Party through the late 1960s and early 1970s. The portion of his FBI file covered in this release documents his international travel and public speaking events, focusing on a trip to Japan. Muckrock has published an extensive write-up of these pages.

New York Times obit: Elbert Howard, a Founder of the Black Panthers, Dies at 80