This book examines the evolution of Black Power activism at the local level. Comprised of essays that examine Black Power's impact at the grassroots level in cities in the North, South, Mid-West and West, this anthology expands on the profusion of new scholarship that is taking a second look at Black Power, connecting grassroots activism to national struggles for black self-determination and international African independence movements, and actively rewriting postwar African American history.This fit the groupa#39;s self-image as a band of warriors, an identity centered largely on a masculinist vision of heroism. ... a reckless invitation to a police showdown for which its young, relatively inexperienced rank-and-file were ill prepared.
|Author||:||Peniel E. Joseph|
|Publisher||:||Palgrave Macmillan - 2010-01-05|