Politics

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

Pinback button for Kennedy - Johnson 1960 presidential campaign
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Poverty In America

Following World War II, the U.S. experienced a financial boom in which millions enjoyed the benefits of national economic growth. But these opportunities were not available to everyone and by 1968, 35 million people lived below the poverty line.Read More