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The Black Power Movement And Everyday Use

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To begin with, it is possible to analyze the Black Power Movement and the “Everyday Use” characters representing this movement. “The Black Power Movement” was founded and led by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale, and it gave birth to the famous Black Panther Party. The black power movement was created to obtain equality for all the American citizens that were discriminated and labeled as pertaining to the “black race”. Although the movement aimed for the same social changes, the black power movement was in contraposition to the Martin Luther King’s non-violent movement. In “Everyday Use” the characters of Dee and her boyfriend Hakim-a-barber represent a certain segment of the US society of the 60s. They can be thus identified in this movement
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