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University of Denver Museum of Anthropology.

A Conversation With Participants
in the
Black Empowerment Movement
Within the Unitarian Universalist Association

January 20, 2001

Edited by Alicia McNary Forsey
A Publication of Starr King School for the Ministry

   

Alex PoinsettBette SikesDavid Parke Donald McKinneyGwen ThomasHarold Wilson

Ione Vargus Jack MendelsohnJoe SamplesRoy Ockert Victor CarpenterWinifred Norman
 

The concept of Black Power . . . is a call for Black people to define their own goals, to lead their own organizations and to support those organizations. It is a call to reject the racist institutions and values of this society. The concept of Black Power rests on the fundamental premise: Before a group can enter the open society, it must first close ranks. By this we mean that group solidarity is necessary before a group can operate effectively from a bargaining position of strength in a pluralistic society.

Stokely Carmichael and Charles V. Hamilton Black Power, 1967

 

Copyright 2006 Alicia McNary Forsey.  Last edited on Monday 30 October 2006.


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