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Jayna Ellis

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The Black Power Movement By: Jayna Ellis Introduction The Black Power Movement was a cultural movement in the 1960's and 70's that grew out of the Civil Right's Movement. It was a movement to change the perception of African American Identity by celebrating the history and culture of African Americans. To many African Americans, the movement sought to achieve racial equality in America. However, some Americans viewed it as militant, and violent. Whichever perception one had of it did not change the fact that it had a lasting impact on America. Key Figures: Stokely Carmichael
Huey Newton
Malcolm X
Angela Davis The Black Power Movement Had several off shoots. Controversy: Several thought of the black power movement as radical, racist, hate promoting, separatist, and ineffective in gaining political rights for African Americans. Outspoken Spokesperson for the Nation of Islam vented the feelings of disillusionment and anger that were common in the Northern ghettos
He promoted Black Separatism
at first. He also ridiculed King for adhering to non-violence. He was murdered in 1965, but despite this his message lived on for some years.
His hajj to Mecca changed his perspective about race. She was a leader of the Communist Party USA she emerged as a nationally prominent activist and radical in the 1960s Angela Davis: had close relations with the Black Panther Party the founder of Critical Resistance, an organization working to abolish the prison-industrial complex. Her membership in the Communist Party led to Ronald Reagan's request in 1969 to have her barred from teaching at any university in the State of California. She was tried and acquitted of suspected involvement in the Soledad brothers' August 1970 abduction and murder of Judge Harold Haley in Marin County, California.
Stokely Carmichael: Chairman of the SNCC( Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee)
Born June 29, 1941 in Port of Spain, Trinidad Carmichael's parents immigrated to New York when he was a toddler He was left in the care of his grandmother until the age of 11 Known for forms of Radical Protests: sit-ins,allied with CORE
which usually resulted in his arrests
"My old man believed in this work-and-overcome stuff. He was religious, never lied, never cheated or stole. He did carpentry all day and drove taxis all night& The next thing that came to that poor black man was death—from working too hard. And he was only in his 40s. Born in Monroe, Louisiana 1942 Huey Newton Newton graduated from Oakland Technical High School in 1959, without being able to read. Newton adopted what he termed "revolutionary humanism". Although he had earlier visited Nation of Islam mosques, he wrote that "I have had enough of religion and could not bring myself to adopt another one. I needed a more concrete understanding of social conditions. On October 28th, 1967, in a battle of gunplay between Huey Newton and the Oakland Police Department that left Officer John Frey dead. He later taught himself to read, going on to read The Republic by Plato as his first book. he participated in political activism and pursued an education, eventually earning a Ph.D. in social science. Support: Other equal rights groups collaborated with the Black Power Movement: John Sinclair co-founded the White Panther Party Jane Fonda was also an avid supporter of the black power movement Malcolm X: He later promoted racial harmony, and critisized the corruptiveness of the Nation of Islam Leadership. http://www.penielejoseph.com/legacy.html
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