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The Black Power Movement and American Social Work$
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Joyce Bell

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780231162609

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231162609.001.0001

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Re-envisioning Black Power

Re-envisioning Black Power

(p.25) 2 Re-envisioning Black Power
The Black Power Movement and American Social Work

Joyce M. Bell

Columbia University Press

This chapter presents the historical context of the black liberation movement in the United States, beginning with a brief history of the civil rights movement, followed by the social science literature and historiography of Black Power. Black Power is not the only sort of political formation that is called to mind when visualizing groups such as the Black Panther Party. The chapter discusses how Black Power has transformed into a political form that is captured in the movement's call for “blackfaces in higher places.” This black political strategy signaled in new racialized norms within organizations and reinforced class divisions within the black community, in hopes of creating new institutional space for African Americans. This aspect of Black Power shaped the development of black mayoral and congressional politics and black convention politics, and then generated a sort of black radical march through the institutions.

Keywords:   black liberation movement, civil rights movement, Black Power, Black Panther Party, black congressional politics, black convention politics

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