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Black Power burst onto the world scene in 1966 with ideas, politics, and fashion that opened the eyes of millions of people across the globe. In the United States, the movement spread like wildfire: high school and college youth organized black student unions; educators created black studies programs; Black Power conventions gathered thousands of people from all walks of life; and books, journals, bookstores, and publishing companies spread Black Power messages and imagery throughout the country and abroad.

The Black Arts Movement inspired the creation of some eight hundred black theaters and cultural centers, where a generation of writers and artists forged a new and enduring cultural vision.

Black Power 50 includes original interviews with key figures from the movement, essays from today's leading Black Power scholars, and over one hundred stunning images, offering a beautiful and compelling introduction to this pivotal movement.




ISBN-13: 9781620971482

Media Type: Paperback(New Edition)

Publisher: New Press The

Publication Date: 09-06-2016

Pages: 160

Product Dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Khalil Gibran Muhammad iv

Introduction Sylviane A. Diouf Komozi Woodard vii

Chapter 1 The Black Power Movement Peniel E. Joseph Testimonies Emory Douglas Maulana Karenga 1

Chapter 2 The Black Power Movement; the Black Panther Party, and Racial Coalitions Jakobi Williams Testimonies Jose (Cha Cha) Jimenez Michael James 29

Chapter 3 Black Power and "Education for Liberation," Russell Rickford Testimony Ericka Muggins 51

Chapter 4 America Means Prison: Political Prisoners in the Age of Black Power Dan Berger Testimony: Muhammad Ahmad 71

Chapter 5 The Black Arts Movement James Smethurst 89

Chapter 6 International Dimensions of the Black Power Movement Brenda Gayle Plummer Testimonies Kathleen Neal Cleaver Sami Shalom Chetrit 103

Chapter 7 Black Power: The Looks Jeffrey O. G. Ogbar 125

Contributor Biographies 137

Notes 140