edited by Judson L. Jeffries
foreword by Tiyi M. Morris
contributions by James A Geschwender, Douglas Glasgow, Akbar Muhammad Ahmad, Floyd W Hayes III and Komozi Woodard
University of Illinois Press, 2006
Paper: 978-0-252-07394-6 | Cloth: 978-0-252-03148-9
Library of Congress Classification E185.615.B54665 2006
Dewey Decimal Classification 323.1196073

Despite the growing scholarly interest in the Civil Rights movement, to date there has been no comprehensive examination of the Black Power movement. Black Power in the Belly of the Beast fills this gap by providing the first in-depth look at the Black Power movement from the 1963 founding of the Revolutionary Action Movement (RAM) to the Black Power Movement's demise in the mid 1970s.

The volume’s twelve contributors include well-known scholars such as James A. Geschwender and Douglas Glasgow as well as prominent community activists Akbar Muhammad Ahmad, Floyd W. Hayes III, and Komozi Woodard. Each of their chapters explores a single Black Power organization including Us, the Black Panther Party, and the Deacons for Defense and Justice. Important but lesser-known Black Power organizations such as the Republic of New Afrika and Sons of Watts are paid equal attention, as contributors address issues including self-defense, Black identity, and the politics of class and gender. Throughout, authors emphasize the primary role that Black institutions and charismatic leaders played in the rise, development, and eventual decline of the overall movement.

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