Category Archives: Black Power

The Midnight Hour: The Watts Uprising – Mike Davis

“1965 will be the longest and hottest and bloodiest year of them all. It has to be, not because you want it to be, or I want it to be, or we want it to be, but because the conditions … Continue reading

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The Newsreel

“The Newsreel, most frequently called Newsreel, was an American filmmaking collective founded in New York City in late 1967. In keeping with the radical student/youth, antiwar and Black power movements of the time, the group explicitly described its purpose as … Continue reading

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Umbra

“Umbra was a collective of young black writers based in Manhattan‘s Lower East Side that was founded in 1962. Umbra was one of the first post-civil rights Black literary groups to make an impact as radical in the sense of … Continue reading

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Set the Night on Fire: L.A. in the Sixties – Mike Davis and Jon Wiener (2020)

“Set the Night on Fire: L.A. in the Sixties is a book by Mike Davis and Jon Wiener about Los Angeles in the 1960s. The authors combine archival research and personal interviews with their own experiences in the civil rights … Continue reading

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Katherine Ann Power: Weather Underground

“Katherine Ann Power (born January 25, 1949), also known under the aliases Mae Kelly and Alice Louise Metzinger, is an American ex-convict and long-time fugitive, who, along with her fellow student and accomplice Susan Edith Saxe, was placed on the … Continue reading

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How the Chicago Freedom Movement Made Way for the Fair Housing Act

Chicago Freedom Movement march, South Kedzie Avenue, August 5, 1966 “History teaches us about important lessons, people, and events. It shapes a nation. It tells us who we are and where we came from. It tells us about our past … Continue reading

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Abiodun Oyewole – One of the First Last Poets – Talks About Legacy, and Hip Hop

The Last Poets in 1970; half a century later—and counting—Oyewole is keeping poetry in the moment. “A founding member of the American music and spoken-word group The Last Poets, Abiodun Oyewole is also known as a founding father of hip … Continue reading

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Meet ‘The Afronauts’: An Introduction to Zambia’s Forgotten 1960s Space Program

“Broadly speaking, the ‘Space Race’ of the 1950s and 60s involved two major players, the United States and the Soviet Union. But there were also minor players: take, for instance, the Zambian Space Program, founded and administered by just one … Continue reading

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A Black Panther love story

February 1969: Pete O’Neal talks about the formation of the Kansas City chapter of the Black Panther Party. “Charlotte Hill O’Neal is known by several names. Residents of the Arusha region of northern Tanzania, where she has lived for decades, … Continue reading

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195: Ramparts Press – Josh MacPhee

“I’m going to try to be a little less complete-ist than I’ve been in the past, hopefully making these posts a bit easier to compile. To that end, this is hardly the complete output of Ramparts Press, but a dozen … Continue reading

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