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The Challenge of Blackness: The Institute of the Black World and Political Activism in the 1970s

Derrick E. White

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813037356
eISBN:
9780813041605
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037356.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book examines how the Institute of the Black World (IBW), led by historian, theologian, and political activist Vincent Harding, mobilized Black intellectuals in identifying strategy to continue ... More


“The Challenge of Blackness”: The IBW and the Black Studies Movement

Derrick E. White

in The Challenge of Blackness: The Institute of the Black World and Political Activism in the 1970s

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813037356
eISBN:
9780813041605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037356.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes demands for Black Studies programs, especially at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), and the founding of the Institute of the Black World. Vincent Harding, ... More


Freedomways, the Communist Party USA, and Black Freedom in the Post–Civil Rights Years

Sara Rzeszutek Haviland

in James and Esther Cooper Jackson: Love and Courage in the Black Freedom Movement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166254
eISBN:
9780813166735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166254.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

As the civil rights movement gave way to black nationalism, Black Power, and urban unrest, Freedomways and the Communist Party worked to navigate these changes. Jack remained committed to Party work ... More


Black Studies

Rob Waters

in Thinking Black: Britain, 1964-1985

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520293847
eISBN:
9780520967205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293847.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Looking to the processes by which Britons invested “black” experiences with new transformative potential, this chapter shows how radical educators used black writing and black studies to reimagine ... More


Concluding Statements Through the Prism of Race: The Meaning of African-American History in the West

Quintard Taylor

in A New Significance: Re-Envisioning the History of the American West

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195100471
eISBN:
9780199854059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195100471.003.0009
Subject:
History, Historiography

The new western history, with its emphasis on race, class, and gender, owes much to the innovative scholarship on African-American history and the black studies that emerged in the 1970s and 1980s. ... More


We Have Been Believers: Black Catholic Studies

JAMES T. FISHER and MARGARET M. MCGUINNESS

in The Catholic Studies Reader

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234103
eISBN:
9780823240906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234103.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Parish revivals enabled many Catholics, including blacks, to attain a deeper knowledge of their faith and to take fuller ownership of it. Catholic revivalism differed in its emphasis on the ... More


Postcolonial Contraventions: Cultural Readings of Race, Imperialism and Transnationalism

Laura Chrisman

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719058271
eISBN:
9781781700136
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719058271.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This book analyses black Atlantic studies, colonial discourse analysis and postcolonial theory, providing paradigms for understanding imperial literature, Englishness and black transnationalism. Its ... More


Black Scholars and Memory in the Age of Black Studies

Jonathan Scott Holloway

in Jim Crow Wisdom: Memory and Identity in Black America since 1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469610702
eISBN:
9781469612546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469610702.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

Black scholars' experiences and the disciplinary development of black studies have been negotiated over the very charged questions of what could be known, who could know it, and who is allowed to ... More


Thinking Black: Britain, 1964-1985

Rob Waters

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520293847
eISBN:
9780520967205
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293847.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

It was a common charge among black radicals in Britain in the 1960s that Britons needed to start “thinking black.” As state and society consolidated around a revived politics of whiteness, thinking ... More


Henry Swanzy, Sartre’s zombie?: Black Power and the transformation of the Caribbean Artists Movement

Rob Waters

in Cultures of Decolonisation: Transnational productions and practices, 1945-70

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719096525
eISBN:
9781526104335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096525.003.0003
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The rise of Black Power in the black Atlantic world of the late 1960s transformed the cultural politics of decolonisation in Britain and the Caribbean. In the injunction to ‘think black’ was a demand ... More


Learning Is an All-Black Thing

E. James West

in Ebony Magazine and Lerone Bennett Jr.: Popular Black History in Postwar America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252043116
eISBN:
9780252051999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043116.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter situates Ebony’s evolving black history content within the broader struggle for black-centred education and the ‘Black Revolution’ on campus during the late 1960s and early 1970s. During ... More


Navigating Discourses of Crisis

Simone C. Drake

in When We Imagine Grace: Black Men and Subject Making

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226363837
eISBN:
9780226364025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226364025.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

The Introduction lays out the goals of the project, elevating the importance of imagination in any efforts to resist stereotyped and homogeneous constructions of black masculinity. The author ... More


Johnnetta Betsch Cole: Eradicating Multiple Systems of Oppression

Riché J. Daniel Barnes

in The Second Generation of African American Pioneers in Anthropology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042027
eISBN:
9780252050763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042027.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores the life of Johnnetta B. Cole, the consummate public anthropologist. She has been an educator, the president of two historically Black colleges for women (Spelman and Bennett), ... More


Thinking Through Crisis: Depression-Era Black Literature, Theory, and Politics

James Edward Ford

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780823286904
eISBN:
9780823288939
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823286904.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Thinking through Crisis turns to 1930s African American literature to offer a critical response to Trauma Theory. This theoretical discourse carries a nostalgia for “European Man” that limits its ... More


Reworking Roots: Black Women Writers, The Sapelo Interviews in Drums and Shadows, and the Making of a New Gullah Folk

Melissa L. Cooper

in Making Gullah: A History of Sapelo Islanders, Race, and the American Imagination

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469632681
eISBN:
9781469632704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632681.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 5 discusses the legacies of 1920s and 1930s studies within the Gullah revival and the land battles raging throughout the region. Chapter 5 unearths the origins of the revival, analyzes the ... More


A Local Construction Site: OBAC, Chicago, and the Black Aesthetic

Jonathan Fenderson

in Building the Black Arts Movement: Hoyt Fuller and the Cultural Politics of the 1960s

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780252042430
eISBN:
9780252051272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042430.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter provides an institutional history of the Organization of Black American Culture (OBAC), one of the most renowned African American artist collectives of the Black Arts movement. It ... More


Black Studies and the Politics of “Relevance”

Russell Rickford

in We Are an African People: Independent Education, Black Power, and the Radical Imagination

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199861477
eISBN:
9780190455637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199861477.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses reforms in curriculum and pedagogy that guided redemptive visions of “black education” in the late 1960s. Many African-American activists and intellectuals believed black ... More


Funk the Erotic: Transaesthetics and Black Sexual Cultures

L. H. Stallings

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039591
eISBN:
9780252097683
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039591.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Funk, this book exclaims, is a multisensory and multidimensional philosophy used in conjunction with the erotic, eroticism, and black erotica. It is the affect that shapes film, performance, sound, ... More


Zora Neale Hurston’s Moses, Man of the Mountain: An Anthropology of Power

James Edward Ford III

in Thinking Through Crisis: Depression-Era Black Literature, Theory, and Politics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780823286904
eISBN:
9780823288939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823286904.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Notebook 4 questions the impact of the dark proletariat’s activities on its own affects. It also ponders how the theological imaginary enables or represses liberatory political visions during social ... More


Reading Du Bois’s Revelation: Radical Humanism and Black Atlantic Criticism

Gary Wilder

in The Postcolonial Contemporary: Political Imaginaries for the Global Present

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280063
eISBN:
9780823281510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280063.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This essay analyzes W.E.B. Du Bois’s Depression-era program for black self-management through economic cooperatives. I suggest that this plan started from his belief that racial emancipation would ... More


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