The Challenge of Blackness: The Institute of the Black World and Political Activism in the 1970s

The Challenge of Blackness: The Institute of the Black World and Political Activism in the 1970s

by Derrick E. White

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813044446
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Publication date: 11/15/2012
Series: Southern Dissent Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,240,535
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Derrick E. White is associate professor of history at Florida Atlantic University and contributor to “We Shall Independent Be”: African American Place-Making and the Struggle to Claim Space in the United States.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

List of Abbreviations xi

Foreword xiii

Acknowledgments xvii

Introduction. Where Do We Go from Here?: The Long Seventies 1

1 "The Challenge of Blackness": The IBW and the Black Studies Movement 19

2 "Liberated Grounds": The IBW's Independence and Reorganization 59

3 "Toward a Black Agenda": The IBW and a Black Political Agenda for the Seventies 102

4 "Collective Scholarship": Developing and Promoting Synthetic Analyses 136

5 "The Tapes Were the Heart of the Matter": The IBW's Infiltration and Decline 166

Epilogue: The IBW's Closing and Legacy 192

Appendix: IBW Membership, Conferences, and Symposium Lists 203

Notes 213

Bibliography 241

Index 255

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