Neighborhood Rebels Black Power at the Local Level

Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2009-12-15
Publisher(s): Palgrave Macmillan
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This groundbreaking collection brings together contributors from leading scholars to examine the evolution of local Black Power activism. Comprised of essays that look at the movements impact at the grassroots level in cities throughout the United States, this book stands at the forefront of the new scholarship that is offering a second, more nuanced history of Black Power. From Harlem to Louisville, Los Angeles to New Orleans, local activism had robust and complex connections to the nation struggle for black self-determinations as well as international African independence movements. In fascinating detail, Neighborhood Rebels reveals how the study of Black Power at the local level is activity rewriting postwar African American history. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Peniel Joseph is Associate Professor of African and Afro-American Studies at Brandeis University.

Table of Contents

Introduction Community Organizing, Grassroots Politics, and Neighborhood Rebels: Local Struggles for Black Power in Americap. 1
Malcolm XÆs Harlem and Early Black Power Activismp. 21
ôGet Up Off of Your Knees!ö: Competing Visions of Black Empowerment in Milwaukee during the Early Civil Rights Erap. 45
Black Power on the Ground: Continuity and Rupture in St. Louisp. 67
A Campus Where Black Power Won: Merritt College and the Hidden History of OaklandÆs Black Panther Partyp. 91
ôW-A-L-K-O-U-T!ö: High School Students and the Development of Black Power in L.A.p. 107
ôWe Were Going to Fight Fire with Fireö: Black Power in the Southp. 131
Empowerment, Consciousness, Defense: The Diverse Meanings of the Black Power Movement in Louisville, Kentuckyp. 149
The Black Arts Movement in Atlantap. 179
Militant Katrina: Looking Back at Black Powerp. 191
The Pursuit of Audacious Power: Rebel Reformers and Neighborhood Politics in Baltimore, 1966-1968p. 215
Notes on Contributorsp. 243
Indexp. 245
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