Neighborhood Rebels: Black Power at the Local Level

Neighborhood Rebels: Black Power at the Local Level

by Peniel E. Joseph
     
 

This book examines the evolution of Black Power activism at the local level. Comprised of essays that examine Black Power’s impact at the grassroots level in cities in the North, South, Mid-West and West, this anthology expands on the profusion of new scholarship that is taking a second look at Black Power, connecting grassroots activism to national struggles

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This book examines the evolution of Black Power activism at the local level. Comprised of essays that examine Black Power’s impact at the grassroots level in cities in the North, South, Mid-West and West, this anthology expands on the profusion of new scholarship that is taking a second look at Black Power, connecting grassroots activism to national struggles for black self-determination and international African independence movements, and actively rewriting postwar African American history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230620773
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
12/15/2009
Series:
Contemporary Black History Series
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction--Peniel E. Joseph
• The Mecca: Harlem as Black Power’s Headquarters--Peniel E. Joseph
• “Get Up Off of Your Knees!” Competing Visions of Black Empowerment in Milwaukee During the Early Civil Rights Era--Patrick Jones
• The Gateway City: Black Power in St. Louis--Clarence Lang
• "A Campus Where Black Power Won: Merritt College and the Hidden History of Oakland's Black Panther Party”--Donna Murch
• ‘We were coming with action’: High School Students and the Development of Black Power in L.A.”--Jeanne Theoharis
• “‘We Were Going to Fight Fire With Fire:’ Black Power in the South”--Simon Wendt
• Black Power in Louiville--Tracy K’Meyer
• The Black Arts Movement in Atlanta--James Smethurst
• Militant Organizing Across Time: Black Power in New Orleans Looking Back From Hurricane Katrina--Kent B. Germany
• “The Pursuit of Audacious Power: Rebel Reformers & Neighborhood Politics in Baltimore, 1966-1968”--Rhonda Williams

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