Black Power: Radical Politics and African American Identity
by Jeffrey O.G. Ogbar Author
A new, updated edition of a classic history of the Black Panther Party and Nation of Islam in the 1960s and 1970s. Widely vilified and seen as extremists, these organizations were hugely influential during the Civil Rights Movement and the reverberations of their philosophies and actions are still evident today. Ogbar interviewed many participants and delved into archives (a number of posters and photos are reprinted here) to come up with this portrait of a movement that united pacifists and nationalists in the struggle for desegretation and Black freedom. The introduction to this new edition traces the roots of #BlackLivesMatter to the subject of the book, bringing it new relevance and urgency.
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