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Black Power and Urban Unrest: Creative Possibilities


reviewed by Carroll Greene - 1967

coverTitle: Black Power and Urban Unrest: Creative Possibilities
Author(s): Nathan Wright Jr.
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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The cry "Black Power" was new, but the phenomenon it represents is as old as the United States itself. Every deprived ethnic or religious group in America has grasped that in order to enjoy the fruits of democracy—good housing, proper education, dignified employment—they must exert their power: the power of the ballot box, the power of economic boycott, the power of organized protest. The popular acceptance of the slogan Black Power was indicative of a new mood among the Negro masses. The old mechanisms for racial progress were no longer worthy of their faith. White leaders and the small cadre of educated and sophisticated middle-class Negro spokesmen were not getting results for those at or near the bottom of the socio-economic ladder; the rush of new federal programs barely touched their needs. The Negro poor, huddled in our Southern rural areas and big city slums, began to be seen and... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 69 Number 3, 1967, p. 298-300
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2101, Date Accessed: 11/18/2019 1:30:37 AM

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