Mainstreaming Black Power

Mainstreaming Black Power

Paperback - 2017
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"The traditional narrative of the civil rights movement has been that the more moderate demands of the mainstream movement, including Martin Luther King Jr., worked, but that the more "radical" demands of the Black Power movement derailed further success. Mainstreaming Black Power upends the traditional narrative by showing how Black Power Activists in New York, Atlanta, and Los Angeles during the 1960s through the 1970s navigated the nexus of public policies, black community organizations, elected officials, and liberal foundations. Tom Adam Davies unites local and national perspectives and reveals how the efforts of mainstream white politicians, institutions, and organizations engaged with Black Power ideology, and how they ultimately limited both the pace and extent of change."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780520292109
9780520292116
0520292103
9780520965645
Characteristics: xv, 308 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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