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A gripping narrative that brings to life a legendary moment in American history the birth life and death of the Black Power movementWith the rallying cry of Black Power in 1966 a group of black activists including Stokely Carmichael and Huey P Newton turned their backs on Martin Luther King's pacifism and building on Malcolm X's legacy pioneered a radical new approach to the fight for euality Waiting 'Til the Midnight Hour is a history of the Black Power movement that storied group of. Waiting Til the Midnight Hour is a wonderful book that I read in the Winter of 2017 You see the different philosophies and different forms of execution for said philosophies that existed within the Black Power Movement of the late 60s early 70sOne of those books that writes necessary individuals and groups into their rightful place in history

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Wer groups such as the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the Black Panthers and with them on both coasts of the country a fundamental change in the way Americans understood the unfinished business of racial euality and integrationDrawing on original archival research and than sixty original oral histories this narrative history vividly invokes the way in which Black Power redefined black identity and culture and in the process redrew the landscape of American race relation. Waiting ‘til The Midnight Hour A Narrative History of Black Power in America reminds us of the importance of the Black Power Movement and why it’s still relevant If asked only a handful of Black America can tell you of the movement that is part of their History Waiting ‘til The Midnight Hour A Narrative History of Black Power in America reminds readers of the relevancy of the Black Panther movement who inspired poetry and race consciousness of the Black Arts movementHarold Crusecharged while communists and black radicals with failing to recognize that the key to African American liberation resided in the last place anybody cared to look in the black community’s indigenous cultural and artistic institutions Waiting ‘til The Midnight Hour A Narrative History of Black Power in America did a great job in teaching or reminding readers about the History of Black Americans who were being oppressed The facts were clear and relevant Waiting ‘til The Midnight Hour A Narrative History of Black Power in America is not an exciting read as much as it is a necessary read The timeline included was useful in following events as they happened

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Men and women who would become American icons of the struggle for racial eualityPeniel E Joseph traces the history of the men and women of the movement many of them famous or infamous others forgotten Waiting 'Til the Midnight Hour begins in Harlem in the 1950s where despite the Cold War's hostile climate black writers artists and activists built a new urban militancy that was the movement's earliest incarnation In a series of character driven chapters we witness the rise of Black Po. The mythology of the civil rights movement taught in school goes something like this We had slaves that was bad We fought the civil war and Lincoln freed the slaves but some bad people in the south still treated black people badly One day Rosa Parks was tired after work and refused to give up her seat Martin Luther King gave a speech and the problem was solved But then blacks got greedy and wanted lots of special privileges The slightly nuanced version adds that after Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat during the 1950's lots of people marched held sit ins and the Supreme Court ruled in their favor There was a giant march on Washington and Congress passed the Civil Rights Laws But then blacks abandoned protest and instead started shouting black power carrying around guns rioted burning down the cities and destroying great cities like Detroit and Chicago's westside In addition blacks began demanding special privileges so now reverse racism is as big a problem as racism used to be in the 50'sJoseph has done us all a favor by removing Black Power from this cartoonish history and instead placing it in context He begins with a brief description of Marcus Garvey's black nationalism and then traces the movement for black empowerment through history to the present day focusing on Malcolm X Stokely Carmichael and Huey Newton He notes that the relationship between the traditional civil rights movement as embodied by King and the Black Power movement has always included elements of cooperation at the same time as there was competition The Deacons for Defense provided armed protection to King and other leaders of non violent protests; Carmichael started out in SNCC dedicated to non violence The Panthers believed in self defense but also believed in running social service programs eg breakfast for school kids Joseph's bottom line is that both the traditional non violent civil rights movement and the black power movement fractured because of the contradiction inherent in both movements was the fundamental problem race or class Neither ever fully answered that uestion and ultimately the class conflicts inside the movements broke into the open fracturing both movementsThe struggle continues

  • Hardcover
  • 416
  • Waiting 'Til the Midnight Hour
  • Peniel E. Joseph
  • English
  • 03 October 2019
  • 9780805075397

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