The Black Power Movement

New Civil Rights Issues

Bellwork K-W-L

1. K-W-L (with partners) What do you know about the Black Power Movement?



2. Think-Pair-Share with your neighbors.

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

"Message from a Black Man"

Message From A Black Man - The Temptations

Impatient with the slow gains of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Movement, many young African Americans called for "Black Power."

Black Power: the belief that African Americans should control the social, political, and economic direction of their struggle.

New Ideas

  • Urban young African Americans began to turn away from King
  • Called for more aggressive forms of protest
  • Ranged from armed self-defense to promoting "black separatism"
  • Belief that African Americans ALONE should lead their struggle

Primary Source Cooperative Learning Project

Primary Source:

First hand accounts of events, people, or places.

Some examples of primary sources are JOURNALS, LETTERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, ARTIFACTS, AND ORAL HISTORIES.