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2) Some women activists in the Black Power movement, w hile fighting against racism and class discrimination, began to question their own oppression as women and did go on to challenge these structures.
Additionally, the world-historical/cultural nature of Black Power that electrified the Black Atlantic is being connected to the constant resistance of enslaved Africans of which the greatest expression is the Haitian revolution (Harris 1998; Singh 2004; West 2005; Martin, West, Wilkins 2009; Bogues 2009; Barlow 2010).
Johnson begins with an excellent discussion of the tone and import of Harold Cruse and Amiri Baraka to the emergence of the Black Power movement.
The black power movement of the 1960s and '70s was a pivotal and controversial moment in African-American history," said Lonnie G.
Hamilton, authors of Black Power, the achievement of Black Power for black people meant going through the processes of "self definition" and "political modernization.
Up South: Civil Rights and Black Power in Philadelphia joins a growing body of literature on the civil rights and Black power movements in the North that is radically challenging the way historians conceptualize those movements in particular and the post-World War II period generally.
Joseph's Waiting 'Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America (Henry Holt and Company, July 2006) makes interesting reading in tandem with Hilliard's Huey.
A longtime Black Power activist who had cut his teeth on New York City housing and community school control battles during the 1960s, Ferguson longed to end his days back home.
Many blacks embraced the call by black militants Malcolm X, Stokely Carmichael, Rap Brown, the Black Panthers and the Black Muslims for black power, armed confrontation and separatism.
Such programs accented the theme of "black power" and helped to pave the way for the rise of the Black Power movement in Brownsville.
The kitsch figures of the Great Blacks in Wax Museum invade the painting galleries of the Walters Art Museum, and Melvin van Peebles, who appears as himself, is stalked by a femme fatale who traverses stereotypes of black power, blaxploitation, and black science fiction.
Baker mentored many of the young SNCC activists to political maturity only to find these relationships strained by the move toward black power in the mid-1960s.