Black Power

Congregation members wear “Keep the Faith, Baby” sashes at a church meeting circa 1967, showing support for Rep. Adam Clayton Powell Jr., D-N.Y., who had been stripped of committee chairmanship.
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Religion and Black Power

African American churches provided spiritual and practical support for civil rights advocates. The militant rhetoric of the black power movement troubled many ministers, but others supported demands for fundamental and immediate change. The Nation...Read More

Fists in the air, attendees smile at the Revolutionary People's Party Constitutional Convention, Philadelphia, September 1970.
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The Foundations of Black Power

Black Power emphasized black self-reliance and self-determination more than integration. Proponents believed African Americans should secure their human rights by creating political and cultural organizations that served their interests. They...Read More