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Malcolm X: Avatar of Black Power

May 19, 2010

While Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael) is largely credited and associated with popularizing the call for Black Power, Malcolm X is truly the foundational figure for who gave voice and representation to concept and practice of Black Power.  Building on the philosophy of Marcus Garvey and teaching of the Elijah Muhammad, Malcolm outlined contours of...
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America in the Age of Malcolm X

May 16, 2010
America in the Age of Malcolm X

The influence and impact of Malcolm X on the 1960s Freedom Struggle and America in general is beyond category and measure. Any lack appreciation of Malcolm X’s contribution to advancement of the Black Freedom Struggle and the radicalization of America is due in large measure to his powerful anti-establishment message and the instructiveness of...
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Celebrating the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee: The Engine and Energy of the Civil Rights Movement

April 30, 2010
Celebrating the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee: The Engine and Energy of the Civil Rights Movement

Surely, Martin Luther King had the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in mind when he asserted: “I am convinced that the student movement that was taking place all over the South in 1960 was one of the most significant developments in the whole civil rights struggle. It was no overstatement to characterize these events...
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The Role of Marcus Garvey and the UNIA in Creating the Harlem Renaissance Movement

April 18, 2010
The Role of Marcus Garvey and the UNIA in Creating the Harlem Renaissance Movement

The role and contribution of Marcus Garvey and the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) to development and cultivation of the Harlem Renaissance has been mainly confined to the political sphere.  Yet, Garvey and the UNIA gave impetus and expanded the cultural atmosphere of the Harlem Renaissance movement which produced a flowering of African American...
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