First, more details should be added to the role of African American women in the city's Black power movement
. Second, more attention is needed on the topic of the involvement of children and young adults in the city's Civil Rights movement.
The black power movement
has again taught us that unless we realistically and honestly examine our assumptions in the light of the concrete situation, our highest values may become but a way of blinding us to the injustice that we are helping to perpetuate.
While the author recounts Grace Lee Boggs' early life as a child of Chinese immigrants, there is no discussion of her experience as an Asian American woman within the leadership of Detroit's nascent black power movement
. Ward simply states in his introduction that "Grace developed a political identity as a black movement activist" and leaves it at that.
Chapter two examines how those within the Black Power movement
drew linkages between the dispossession of Palestinians and the ghettoization of African Americans within the US.
The Black Power Movement
was a young people's movement and had followers on most university campuses as well as in working class communities.
Nico Slate's edited volume Black Power Beyond Borders: The Global Dimensions of the Black Power Movement
is one of the newest works in this field that "examines how concepts of Black Power were translated not just across national boundaries but also across time, political movements, and race itself" (p.
A self-styled "poet of the revolution," he was active in the Black Power movement
that, in the narrative present, is over and "done." Key to Is Just a Movie is Lovelace's deft positioning of his narrator amid his characters--not behind them, like Flaubert's.
The book's roughly chronological chapters begin with the emergence of student dissent in the Jim Crow era and continue through the sexual revolution and the Black Power movement
of the late 1960s.
While the student activists shared the goals of social justice and inclusion with the civil rights movement, their activism took its tactics from the Black Power movement
, Biondi writes.
Tommie Smith, the 200m gold medallist, and John Carlos, who took bronze, made a raised-fist gesture and wore black gloves on the winners' podium as part of the Black Power movement
Diane Pecknold's excellent "Travel with Me: Country, Music, Race, and Remembrance" reveals the Black Power movement
's unlikely country music roots as demonstrated, in part, by Isaac Hayes's version of Jimmy Webb's By the Time I Get to Phoenix.
Spectacular Blackness: The Cultural Politics of the Black Power Movement
and the Search for a Black Aesthetic.