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Black Power

This article is about the slogan Black Power. For the movement, see Black Power movement. For other uses, see Black Power (disambiguation).

Black Power is a political slogan and a name for various associated ideologies aimed at achieving self-determination for people of African descent.[1] It is used by African Americans in the United States.[2] It was prominent in the late 1960s and early 1970s, emphasizing racial pride and the creation of black political and cultural institutions to nurture and promote black collective interests[3] and advance black values.

“Black Power” expresses a range of political goals, from defense against racial oppression, to the establishment of social institutions and a self-sufficient economy, including black-owned bookstores, cooperatives, farms, and media.[4][5][6][7] However, the movement was criticized for alienating itself from the mainstream civil rights movement, for its apparent support of racial segregation, and for constituting black superiority over other races.[8][9]

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Further readingEdit

Breitman, George. In Defense of Black Power. International Socialist Review, January–February 1967. Transcription by Andrew Pollack for the Encyclopaedia of Trotskyism On-Line.Brown, Scot, Fighting for US: Maulana Karenga, the US Organization, and Black Cultural Nationalism, New York: New York University Press, 2003.Carmichael, Stokely/ Hamilton, Charles V., and Ture, Kwame: Black Power. The Politics of Liberation in America. New York: Vintage Books, 1967.Goldstein, Brian D., “‘The Search for New Forms’: Black Power and the Making of the Postmodern City,” Journal of American History, vol. 102, no. 2 (Sept. 2016), pp. 375–399.Ogbar, Jeffrey O. G. Black Power: Radical Politics and African American Identity. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004.Salas, Mario Marcel. Patterns of Persistence: Paternal Colonialist Structures and the Radical Opposition in the African American Community in San Antonio, 1937–2001. Masters’ thesis. University of Texas at San Antonio.

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