Driven by the Movement : Activists of the Black Power Era

Title

Driven by the Movement : Activists of the Black Power Era

Department

Communication

Document Type

Book

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Description

A new book about a decade that changed race relations in America. Driven by the Movement: Activists of the Black Power Era tells the inspirational stories of twenty African-American social justice activists during the historic decade of 1965 to 1975. From all walks of life, the activists were single working mothers, married couples, students, teachers, members of the clergy, veterans, and others. Some put their personal lives on hold to organize against police brutality, poverty, hunger, racism, failing public schools, colonialism in Africa, and other issues of the time. With her insider's knowledge of the black power era, author JoNina Abron-Ervin, the last editor of the Black Panther newspaper, offers a new perspective on why the contributions of local and regional black grassroots activists of the late 1960's transformed race relations in the United States.

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ISBN

9780578090511

Publication Date

2011

Publisher

Let's Organize the 'Hood!

City

United States

Keywords

Race relations, black power movement

Disciplines

African American Studies | American Studies | Social History