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The Black Power Movement
Rethinking the Civil Rights-Black Power Era

Edited By

Peniel E. Joseph

ISBN 9780415945967
Published March 24, 2006 by Routledge
408 Pages

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Book Description

The Black Power Movement remains an enigma. Often misunderstood and ill-defined, this radical movement is now beginning to receive sustained and serious scholarly attention.

Peniel Joseph has collected the freshest and most impressive list of contributors around to write original essays on the Black Power Movement. Taken together they provide a critical and much needed historical overview of the Black Power era. Offering important examples of undocumented histories of black liberation, this volume offers both powerful and poignant examples of 'Black Power Studies' scholarship.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Toward a Historiography of the Black Power Movement  1. 'Alabama on Avalon': Rethinking the Watts Uprising and the Character of Black Protest in Los Angeles  2. Amiri Baraka, the Congress of African People and Black Power Politics from the 1961 United Nations Protest to the 1972 Gary Convention  3. Black Women, Urban Politics, and Engendering Black Power  4. Black Feminists Respond to Black Power Masculinism  5. The Third World Women's Alliance: Black Feminist Radicalism and the Black Power Movement  6. The Roots of Black Power? Armed Resistance and the Radicalization of the Civil Rights Movement  7. 'A Red Black and Green Liberation Jumpsuit': Roy Wilkins, the Black Panthers and the Conundrum of Black Power  8. Rainbow Radicalism: The Rise of Radical Ethnic Nationalism  9. 'A Holiday of Our Own': Kwanzaa, Cultural Nationalism, and the Promotion of a Black Power Holiday, 1966–1985  10. Black Studies, Student Activism, and the Black Power Movement

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Peniel E. Joseph is Assistant Professor of Africana Studies at SUNY-Stony Brook. He is the author of Waiting 'Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America.


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