Black Power: Radical Politics and African American Identity / Edition 1

Black Power: Radical Politics and African American Identity / Edition 1

by Jeffrey O. G. Ogbar
     
 

In the 1960s, the Nation of Islam and the Black Panther Party gave voice to many economically disadvantaged and politically isolated African Americans, especially outside the South. Though vilified as extremist and marginal, they were formidable agents of influence and change during the civil rights era and ultimately shaped the Black Power movement. In this fresh

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In the 1960s, the Nation of Islam and the Black Panther Party gave voice to many economically disadvantaged and politically isolated African Americans, especially outside the South. Though vilified as extremist and marginal, they were formidable agents of influence and change during the civil rights era and ultimately shaped the Black Power movement. In this fresh study, drawing on deep archival research and interviews with key participants, Jeffrey O. G. Ogbar reconsiders the commingled stories of—and popular reactions to—the Nation of Islam, Black Panthers, and mainstream civil rights leaders. Ogbar finds that many African Americans embraced the seemingly contradictory political agenda of desegregation and nationalism. Indeed, black nationalism was far more favorably received among African Americans than historians have previously acknowledged. Black Power reveals a civil rights movement in which the ideals of desegregation through nonviolence and black nationalism marched side by side.

Ogbar concludes that Black Power had more lasting cultural consequences among African Americans and others than did the civil rights movement, engendering minority pride and influencing the political, cultural, and religious spheres of mainstream African American life for the next three decades.

Johns Hopkins University Press

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801882753
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Series:
Reconfiguring American Political History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.73(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgmentsvii
Introduction: For the People and of the People: Black Nationalism, Identity, and Popular Culture1
Chapter 1An Organization of the Living: The Nation of Islam and Black Popular Culture11
Chapter 2"There Go My People": The Civil Rights Movement, Black Nationalism, and Black Power37
Chapter 3A Party for the People: The Black Freedom Movement and the Rise of the Black Panther Party69
Chapter 4Swimming with the Masses: The Black Panthers, Lumpenism, and Revolutionary Culture93
Chapter 5"Move Over or We'll Move Over on You": Black Power and the Decline of the Civil Rights Movement123
Chapter 6Rainbow Radicalism: The Rise of Radical Ethnic Nationalism159
Conclusion: Power and the People191
Epilogue: Black Nationalism after Jim Crow199
Notes207
Essay on Sources241
Index251

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