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Ck power beyone the macho mythos and offers solid vidence Of Its Real ImpactGreat Read And Solid Overview But How its real impactGreat read and solid overview but how my brother write such a comprehensive narrative and not ven a page on on Ella Baker and where is Angela Davis Assata Shakur Kathleen Cleaver Elaine Brown Can you say Fannie Lou HammerWhat could have been the defenitive book falls into the same trap of the 70s black power movement by ignoring the power and leadership of black women maybe next time The mythology of the civil rights movement taught in school goes something like this We had slaves that was bad We fought the civil war and Lincoln freed the slaves but some bad people in the south still treated black people badly One day Rosa Parks was tired after work and refused to give up her seat tired after work and refused to give up her seat Luther King gave a speech and the problem was solved But then blacks got greedy and wanted lots of special privileges The slightly nuanced version adds that after Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat during the 1950 s lots of people marched held sit ins and the Supreme Court ruled in their favor There was a giant march on Washington and Congress passed the Civil Rights Laws But then blacks abandoned protest and instead started shouting black power carrying around guns rioted burning down the cities and destroying great cities like Detroit and Chicago s westside In addition blacks began demanding special privileges so now reverse racism is as big a problem as racism used to be in the 50 sJoseph has done us all a favor by removing Black Power from this cartoonish history and instead placing it in context He begins with a brief description of Marcus Garvey s black nationalism and then traces the movement for black mpowerment through history to the present day focusing on Malcolm X Stokely Carmichael and Huey Newton He notes that the relationship between the traditional civil rights movement as mbodied by King and the Black Power movement has always included elements of cooperation at the same time as there was competition The Deacons for Defense provided armed protection to of cooperation at the same time as there was competition The Deacons for Defense provided armed protection to and other leaders of non violent protests Carmichael started out in SNCC dedicated to non violence The Panthers believed in self defense but also believed in running social service programs g breakfast for school kids Joseph s bottom line is that both the traditional non violent civil rights movement and the black power movement fractured because of the contradiction inherent in both movements was the fundamental problem race or class Neither ver fully answered that uestion and ultimately the class conflicts inside the movements broke into the open fracturing both movementsThe struggle continues This is an intriguing look at the Black Power Movement from the 1950s to the 1970s It covers a lot of ground but its main focuses are Malcolm X Stokely Carmichael and the Black Panthers For Malcolm X it looks at his ascendency in the Nation of Islam It talks less about the specifics of its ideology than about his reactions to specific vents The Shadow Reader especially in terms of the Civil Rights Movement and hisventual rift with Elijah Muhammad He stood as a charismatic and principled man who felt that blacks had to make their own way criticizing MLK for ssentially begging white for acceptance Over time his views moderated although still significantly divergent from King s Part of Men and women who would become American icons of the struggle for racial ualityPeniel E Joseph traces the history of the men and women of the movement many of them famous or infamous others forgotten Waiting 'Til the Midnight Hour begins in Harlem in the 1950s where despite the Cold War's hostile climate black writers artists and activists built a new urban militancy that was the movement's arliest incarnation In a series of character driven chapters we witness the rise of Black Po. A very good synthetic history of Black Power from its intellectual and political origins in the 1950s with appropriate glances back at the deeper history to its slow and tragic unraveling in the mid 70s When I read the book the first time my immediate response was that there wasn t much in it I WASN T ALREADY FAMILIAR WITH TO SOME EXTENT THAT t already familiar with To some xtent that still true I ve followed the story from the time it was in the newspaper through so uh any women in this movement just saying that some lements of these groups were sexist doesn t mean that your book which talks about very few women in than a passing manner isn t Although after World War II black Americans would njoy new rights yet freedoms remained to be claimed it was the space between new rights and unclaimed freedoms that would fuel Black Power activists 5 6 I don t play dozens with white folks To set the record straight the reason we are in this bag isn t because of my mamma it s because of what they did to my mamma uoting Stokely Carmichael on the Moynahan report 152 The revolution is not about dying It s about living uoting Stokely Carmichael 240Black Arts activists set out to xorcise the demons behind what Amiri Bakara called a John Coltrane people being ruled by Lawrence Welk 256 Waiting Til the Midnight Hour is a wonderful book that I read in the Winter of 2017 You see the different philosophies and different forms of xecution for said philosophies that xisted within the Black Power Movement of the late 60s arly 70sOne of those books that writes necessary individuals and groups into their rightful place in history As one of the blurbs says an xcellent synthesis of black resistance movements since the mid 50s as they relate to the idea of Black Power It would be a handy read for anybody concerned with souring racial relations in this country Waiting til The Midnight Hour A Narrative History of Black Power in America reminds us of the importance of the Black Power Movement and why it s still relevant If asked only a handful of Black America can tell you of the movement that is part of their History Waiting til The Midnight Hour A Narrative History of Black Power in America reminds readers of the relevancy of the Black Panther movement who inspired poetry and race consciousness of the Black Arts movementHarold Crusecharged while communists and black radicals with failing to recognize that the key to African American liberation resided in the last place anybody cared to look in the black community s indigenous cultural and artistic institutions Waiting til The Midnight Hour A Narrative History of Black Power in America did a Hour A Narrative History of Black Power in America did a job in teaching or reminding readers about the History of Black Americans who were being oppressed The facts were clear and relevant Waiting til The Midnight Hour A Narrative History of Black Power in America is not an xciting read as much as it is a necessary read The timeline included was useful in following Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling events as they happened This book does what none other has done to date Puts the Black Power movement into the larger context of civil rights in the United States By looking at its starting point the 40s sorry to tell you but the 60s was not when it all startedthis narrative paints the most accurate picture of the development of Black Power and its impact on public policy and social movements This author takes bla. A gripping narrative that brings to life a legendary moment in American history the birth life and death of the Black Power movementWith the rallying cry of Black Power in 1966 a group of black activists including Stokely Carmichael and Huey P Newton turned their backs on Martin Luther King's pacifism and building on Malcolm X's legacy pioneered a radical new approach to the fight foruality Waiting 'Til the Midnight Hour is a history of the Black Power movement that storied group of. His change was disillusionment with the NOI and some came from a trip to Saudi Arabia where he saw a multiracial islamic society His death at a relatively young age and the fact that he didn t have to deal with the divisions in the black nationalism movement in the late 60s and 70s cemented him as THE spokesman for black nationalism in the public s mindCarmichael was also a charismatic leader influenced by Malcolm X but with significant differences in philosophy Carmichael started as a SNCC organizer is some leader influenced by Malcolm X but with significant differences in philosophy Carmichael started as a SNCC organizer is some the most difficult places in the south Mississippi and Alabama He tried to work with the Democratic Party but soon became disillusioned and realized that blacks in the south would have to organize themselves In 1966 he became the leader of SNCC Even though it was organized to be decentralized his position of leadership gave him significant influence as a spokesman His frank style of speaking mixed with his love of theory and ideology and his vocal opposition to the Vietnam War to garner him substantial fame some of which was resented by the SNCC leaders He resigned the leadership of SNCC after barely a year in the position From there he continued to speak around the country for another year before he began looking for international solutions to the problems blacks had in America turning to Pan Africanism He travelled to Africa for a year and became friends with prominent African leaders He returned to the United States for a few years but his influence was significantly diminished It is not clear if that is because there were many other new voices for black nationalism or because his Pan African message did not resonate with African Americans He connected with the Black Panthers for a short time as with a few other groups but ventually move back to Guinea to focus on his Pan African dreamsThe Black Panthers began as a civic to Guinea to focus on his Pan African dreamsThe Black Panthers began as a civic in Oakland but almost immediately began morphing Its leader Huey Newton was an attractive intellectual who believed that America had failed blacks and so blacks had to organize themselves He advocated armed self protection against police brutality He was soon arrested after a conflict with police that left one dead and one injured This became a cause celebre for the organization and blacks across the country Newton was convicted but that was overturned on appeal Nevertheless many other Panther leaders had been arrested at that time leaving a vacuum that Newton was not able to adeuately fill upon his release The movement began to splinter between those favoring socialism those favoring and African American nationalism and those favoring Pan Africanism In addition they faced factionalism that was about personality than ideas or methodsOverall the book is an xcellent overview of the bbs and flows of the movement in this time By the mid 70s it was largely spent The author is clearly sympathetic to the ideas of the movement and finishes with an almost romantic analysis of what was and what could have been Even with this sentimental attachment I use this book in a class on race relations because it offers a broad beyond ven the three foci that I have mentioned here It isn t completely objective but it is still very informative In an xceptionally readable narrative the author synthesizes the black political movements that occurred from 1967 1972 in a the. Wer groups such as the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the Black Panthers and with them on both coasts of the country a fundamental change in the way Americans understood the unfinished business of racial uality and integrationDrawing on original archival research and than sixty original oral histories this narrative history vividly invokes the way in which Black Power redefined black identity and culture and in the process redrew the landscape of American race relation. ,


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