During The Mid-1960S To 1980, The Black Power Movement

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During the mid-1960s to 1980, The Black Power movement was highly important for African Americans in the United States. This time frame increased the self-determination of black pride and the empowering movements that took place across the nation. The development of organizations influence African Americans to form unity, group awareness, and institutions in order to enhance the race as a whole. Important activists stood firm in their prolific speeches, which influenced the nation to believe that change is obtainable with determination, “the changing mood of black activists ushered in a new goal-the acquisition of sufficient power resources in the black community to protect black people interest in the vital institutions- economical,…show more content…
The Black Power movement resembled another phase, known as the Revolutionary Nationalist. This particular revolutionary action improved the status of African American by striking fear into white supremacy. Thus, inflicting verbal and physical pain are actions that crippled African Americans for decades, reversing the role will display a sense of power into the hearts of blacks. Embedding the pride of people ancestors as a burden will only awaken the wrath of a superior race, “The movement’s heyday is marked in the American Imagination by race riots, gun-toting black militants, and the cultural flourishes of bold Afros, African dashikis, and militant poetry” (Joseph 708). First, an individual must understand their importance which leads to affirmative action in order for change to become in affect, H. Rap Brown’s comments pertaining to revolutionary nationalists, “write me a novel about how to infiltrate the FBI and destroy it. Write me poems that say more than that you are Black and beautiful” (Wilson 46). The phases of the Black Power Movement were a direct result of the important leaders that influenced African Americans. One such leader was Stokely Carmichael. Born in Spain on June 29, 1941, Kwame Tune better known as “Stokely Carmichael” became the core of an important movement that will forever resemble black pride. In mid-June 1966, Stokely Carmichael implemented the slogan “Black Power” during a civil rights movement in Greenwood, Mississippi (Joseph
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