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Waiting 'Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in… (2006)

by Peniel E. Joseph

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INterseting, but quite repetitive... ( )
  ScoutJ | Mar 31, 2013 |
I listened to the Griot audio version of this book, narrated by Beresford Bennett. It provided what I was looking for, a broad overview of the black power movement.

This book covers covers primarily the 1960s & 70s , which is basically the beginning of my life. It is helpful to me that the author grounds his discussion of black power in the context of the thread of separatism/nationalism that runs through African-American experience in the US, as well as in the beginnings of the non-aligned movement of newly independent African and Asian states that began in the 1950s with the Bandung conference in Indonesia. Thus, while "black power" is a term coined by Stokely Carmichael in the 60s while he was a part of SNCC & the Civil Rights movement, the concept of black nationalism historically precedes the Civil Rights movement and black power is separate from, rather than a reaction to, the civil rights movement. ( )
  markon | May 21, 2012 |
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"Once in a while a book comes along that projects the spirit of an era; this is one of them . . . Vibrant and expressive . . . A well-researched and well-written work." --The Philadelphia Inquirer
With 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 equality. Drawing on original archival research and more than sixty original oral histories, Peniel E. Joseph vividly invokes the way in which Black Power redefined black identity and culture and in the process redrew the landscape of American race relations. In a series of character-driven chapters, we witness the rise of Black Power 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 equality and integration.

Waiting 'Til the Midnight Hour traces the history of the Black Power movement, that storied group of men and women who would become American icons of the struggle for racial equality.

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A history of the Black Power movement in the United States traces the origins and evolution of the influential movement and examines the ways in which Black Power redefined racial identity and culture.

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