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Black Power Movement

The Black Power Movement of 1966

Sydney Tobin

on 29 May 2014

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Transcript of Black Power Movement

Black Power Movement
What is the Black Power Movement?
Appealed to young African Americans
Community activists
Founded the Black Panther Party

The Black Panther Party
Formed in Oakland, California in 1966 as a militant group
Rejected non-violence and called for violent revolution
Carried guns
Black Power
1968 Summer Olympics
Tommie Smith and John Carlos
People saw Black Power movement as threatening
Question 1
In what California city was the Black Panther Party founded?
Nation of Islam
Elijah Muhammad led Nation of Islam from 1934-1975
Nation of Islam promoted economic independence as well as racial separation
Riot lasted 5 days in June of 1966
Resulted in 34 deaths and over 1000 injuries.
4000 people were arrested
March Against Fear
Question 2
Who led the nation of Islam?

a) Sacramento
b) Oakland
c) San Francisco
d) San Diego
a) Elijah Muhammad
b) Mirsaid Sultangaliev
c) Ahmed Qurei
d) Osama bin Laden
Changes in the Movement
Cracks began to widen in May 1966
Stokely Carmichael and John Lewis
Carmichael's leadership
Question 3
Who did the Black Power Movement appeal to?
Sydney Tobin & Aurora Kramer
a) Slaves
b) Middle East
c) Young African Americans
d) African Americans in the Military














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