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The Challenge of Blackness: The Institute of the Black World and Political Activism in the 1970s

The Challenge of Blackness: The Institute of the Black World and Political Activism in the 1970s (Hardback)

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The Challenge of Blackness examines the history and legacy of the Institute of the Black World (IBW), one of the most important Black Freedom Struggle organisations to emerge in the aftermath of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. A think tank based in Atlanta, the IBW sought to answer King's question ""Where do we go from here?"" Its solution was to organise a broad array of leading Black activists, scholars, and intellectuals to find ways to combine the emerging academic discipline of Black Studies with the Black political agenda. Throughout the 1970s, debates over race and class in the Unites States grew increasingly hostile, and the IBW's approach was ultimately unable to challenge the growing conservatism. By using the IBW as the lens through which to view these turbulent years, Derrick White provides an exciting new interpretation of the immediate post-civil rights years in America.

BiographyBiography: generalAutobiography: generalHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical activismPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsEthnic studiesBlack & Asian studies Publisher: University Press of Florida Publication Date: 15/09/2011 ISBN-13: 9780813037356  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Derrick E. White is associate professor of history at Florida Atlantic University and contributor to "We Shall Independent Be": African American Place-Making and the Struggle to Claim Space in the United States.

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