The Black Power Movement
New Civil Rights Issues
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.
- 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
First hand accounts of events, people, or places.
Some examples of primary sources are JOURNALS, LETTERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, ARTIFACTS, AND ORAL HISTORIES.