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Ain't I a Beauty Queen?: Black Women, Beauty, and the Politics of Race

Maxine Craig

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195152623
eISBN:
9780199849345
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152623.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book is a study of black women as symbols, and as participants, in the reshaping of the meaning of black racial identity. The meanings and practices of racial identity are continually reshaped ... More


Exodus at the Intersection of the Black Power Movement and the Black Church

Herbert Robinson Marbury

in Pillars of Cloud and Fire: The Politics of Exodus in African American Biblical Interpretation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479835966
eISBN:
9781479875030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479835966.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter turns to the era of the Black Power Movement, probing its contours as the ideological heir to the Civil Rights Movement. It also examines the interpretive work of Albert Cleage. ... More


Black Power Assaults the Black Newspaper

Fred Carroll

in Race News: Black Journalists and the Fight for Racial Justice in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041495
eISBN:
9780252050091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041495.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

The alternative black press grew in popularity and editorial stridency in the 1960s, prompting commercial publishers to try to steer the Black Power Movement into acceptable political channels. ... More


Their Rhetoric Is That of Revolution: North Carolina A&T and the Rise and Fall of the Student Organization for Black Unity, 1966–1974

Jelani M. Favors

in Shelter in a Time of Storm: How Black Colleges Fostered Generations of Leadership and Activism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469648330
eISBN:
9781469648354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648330.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses Greensboro, North Carolina as the unofficial headquarters for the Black Power Movement in the south and the role that North Carolina A&T State University played in facilitating ... More


Introduction: The Art of Revolution

GerShun Avilez

in Radical Aesthetics and Modern Black Nationalism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040122
eISBN:
9780252098321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040122.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This introductory chapter provides a background of Black Nationalism. Black Nationalism is a political philosophy that has played an integral part in African American social thought from the ... More


Introduction

Kerry Pimblott

in Faith in Black Power: Religion, Race, and Resistance in Cairo, Illinois

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813168821
eISBN:
9780813169019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168821.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This introduction provides an outline of the book by discussing topics such as Black power and the Black church. Black freedom struggles in the borderland and the Black Power Movement in Cairo, ... More


The Appearance of Unity

Maxine Leeds Craig

in Ain't I a Beauty Queen?: Black Women, Beauty, and the Politics of Race

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195152623
eISBN:
9780199849345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152623.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter follows the use of women as symbols in the fractured politics of the Black Power Movement. As the movement for black liberation fragmented, images of the beautiful black woman and calls ... More


Locating the Black Athletic Revolt in the Black Freedom Struggle

Simon Henderson

in Sidelined: How American Sports Challenged the Black Freedom Struggle

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813141541
eISBN:
9780813142586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813141541.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter seeks to position the Black Athletic Revolt within the wider black freedom struggle of the 1960s. It shows how the position of the black athlete changed over time and the reasons why a ... More


Selling Soul: Black Music and Black Power in Memphis

Charles L. Hughes

in Country Soul: Making Music and Making Race in the American South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622439
eISBN:
9781469623245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622439.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores the role of Memphis Sound as a both a symbol and an instrument of the Black Power Movement. It highlights Stax Records, who, under the leadership of Al Bell, amplified the ... More


Sidelined: How American Sports Challenged the Black Freedom Struggle

Simon Henderson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813141541
eISBN:
9780813142586
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813141541.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book challenges the popular perception that sport has provided an arena in which African-Americans have been able to advance the aims of the civil rights struggle by excelling as athletes. ... More


Straight from the Offering Plate: Church Resources and the New Black Power Coalition

Kerry Pimblott

in Faith in Black Power: Religion, Race, and Resistance in Cairo, Illinois

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813168821
eISBN:
9780813169019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168821.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter Four tracks Black Power activists’ mobilization of these new discourses to secure important organizational resources and coalitional support from local, state, and national Black church ... More


Race News: Black Journalists and the Fight for Racial Justice in the Twentieth Century

Fred Carroll

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041495
eISBN:
9780252050091
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041495.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Race News examines the political and professional evolution of black journalism in the twentieth century. In particular, Fred Carroll explores the commercial black press’ contentious working ... More


The Recession of National Spirit: The Decline of the Cairo Black Power Movement

Kerry Pimblott

in Faith in Black Power: Religion, Race, and Resistance in Cairo, Illinois

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813168821
eISBN:
9780813169019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168821.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter Five examines the closing stages of the Cairo Black Power struggle, situating state repression of activist church agencies and the revival of conservative political agendas within white ... More


We Can! We Will! We Must!: The Radicalization and Transformation of Southern University, 1930–1966

Jelani M. Favors

in Shelter in a Time of Storm: How Black Colleges Fostered Generations of Leadership and Activism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469648330
eISBN:
9781469648354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648330.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

The chapter discusses the explosive history of Southern University in the years leading up to the Black Power Movement. Baton Rouge, Louisiana was the setting for one of the largest student protests ... More


Extravagant Abjection: Blackness, Power, and Sexuality in the African American Literary Imagination

Darieck Scott

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740941
eISBN:
9780814786543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740941.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Challenging the conception of empowerment associated with the Black Power Movement and its political and intellectual legacies in the present, this book contends that power can be found not only in ... More


Take the White Music and Make It Sound Black: The Muscle Shoals Sound in the 1970s

Charles L. Hughes

in Country Soul: Making Music and Making Race in the American South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622439
eISBN:
9781469623245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622439.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the effect of the rise of the Black Power Movement on the “Muscle Shoals Sound.” The late 1960s saw an explosion in soul recordings at both of the city's major studios, FAME ... More


The Only American Community Where Men Call Each Other “Brother” When They Meet: Redefining Brotherhood and Sisterhood in the 1960s: Redefining Brotherhood and Sisterhood in the 1960s

Ted Ownby

in Hurtin' Words: Debating Family Problems in the Twentieth-Century South

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469647005
eISBN:
9781469647029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469647005.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes activists who rejected the idea of a crisis in African American family life. In response to the Moynihan Report of 1965, many African Americans rejected claims about the ... More


Stuff for the Kids That Are Less Fortunate

Mary Barr

in Friends Disappear: The Battle for Racial Equality in Evanston

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226156323
eISBN:
9780226156637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226156637.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Like schools and neighborhoods, work is also a key component in the articulation of race, gender, and class. Chapter 7 surveys Evanston’s dual economy. During the 1960s civil rights and black power ... More


Pride and Prejudice: Race and Country Music in the Era of Backlash

Charles L. Hughes

in Country Soul: Making Music and Making Race in the American South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622439
eISBN:
9781469623245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622439.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter analyzes the tight association between country music and the racial backlash brought by the New Right Movement against the Black Power Movement. In the mid-1960s, country musicians ... More


The Political Audacity of Barack Obama’s Literature

Gene Andrew Jarrett

in Representing the Race: A New Political History of African American Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814743386
eISBN:
9780814743874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814743386.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter argues that Obama, while now representing a so-called post-racial phenomenon, has alternately turned away from the radical forms and moved toward the reconciliatory forms of African ... More


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