The Black Movement : The Rise Of The Black Power Movement

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Huey Newton once said, “Black Power is giving power to people who have not had the power to determine their destiny.” Huey Newton was an African-American who actively participated in the fight for African Americans to receive civil rights. He was the co-founder of a powerful political party known as the Black Panther Party. The Black Panther Party brought around the start of the Black Power movement. The Black Power movement was a protest in the 1960s that advocated for “…not just legal equality but also economic justice…” (Roark et al. 807). In the past, African Americans struggle to gain the same freedoms and rights as their white counterparts. They suffered through discrimination and racist violence in various instances throughout their lives. While they achieved some freedom with desegregation laws, African Americans still had little to no respect in their daily lives. The Black Power movement was started to fight against the injustice that surrounded African Americans. The Black Power movement transformed America because it led to the creation of civil rights for all groups and it increased equal employment opportunities. The Black Power movement was a series of protests that began in the 1960s. The protests advocated for the civil rights and freedoms of African Americans as well as the end of racial discrimination. The rise of Black Power movement was not sudden. The war on racial equality has been from African Americans, Mexican Americans, other races since the late

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