Waiting 'Til the Midnight Hour E–book/E–pub

  • Hardcover
  • 416
  • Waiting 'Til the Midnight Hour
  • Peniel E. Joseph
  • English
  • 06 December 2018
  • 9780805075397

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Read & Download Waiting 'Til the Midnight Hour · PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook 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. This is an intriguing look at the Black Power Movement from the 1950s to the 1970s It covers a lot of ground but its main focuses are Malcolm X Stokely Carmichael and the Black Panthers For Malcolm X it looks at his ascendency in the Nation of Islam It talks less about the specifics of its ideology than about his reactions to specific events especially in terms of the Civil Rights Movement and his eventual rift with Elijah Muhammad He stood as a charismatic and principled man who felt that blacks had to make their own way criticizing MLK for essentially begging white for acceptance Over time his views moderated although still significantly divergent from King s Part of this change was disillusionment with the NOI and some came from a trip to Saudi Arabia where he saw a multiracial islamic society His death at a relatively young age and the fact that he didn t have to deal with the divisions in the black nationalism movement in the late 60s and 70s cemented him as THE spokesman for black nationalism in the public s mindCarmichael was also a charismatic leader influenced by Malcolm X but with significant differences in philosophy Carmichael started as a SNCC organizer is some of the most difficult places in the south Mississippi and Alabama He tried to work with the Democratic Party but soon became disillusioned and realized that blacks in the south would have to organize themselves In 1966 he became the leader of SNCC Even though it was organized to be decentralized his position of leadership gave him significant influence as a spokesman His frank style of speaking mixed with his love of theory and ideology and his vocal opposition to the Vietnam War to garner him substantial fame some of which was resented by the SNCC leaders He resigned the leadership of SNCC after barely a year in the position From there he continued to speak around the country for another year before he began looking for international solutions to the problems blacks had in America turning to Pan Africanism He travelled to Africa for a year and became friends with prominent African leaders He returned to the United States for a few years but his influence was significantly diminished It is not clear if that is because there were many other new voices for black nationalism or because his Pan African message did not resonate with African Americans He connected with the Black Panthers for a short time as with a few other groups but eventually move back to Guinea to focus on his Pan African dreamsThe Black Panthers began as a civic organization in Oakland but almost immediately began morphing Its leader Huey Newton was an attractive intellectual who believed that America had failed blacks and so blacks had to organize themselves He advocated armed self protection against police brutality He was soon arrested after a conflict with police that left one dead and one injured This became a cause celebre for the organization and blacks across the country Newton was convicted but that was overturned on appeal Nevertheless many other Panther leaders had been arrested at that time leaving a vacuum that Newton was not able to adeuately fill upon his release The movement began to splinter between those favoring socialism those favoring and African American nationalism and those favoring Pan Africanism In addition they faced factionalism that was about personality than ideas or methodsOverall the book is an excellent overview of the ebbs and flows of the movement in this time By the mid 70s it was largely spent The author is clearly sympathetic to the ideas of the movement and finishes with an almost romantic analysis of what was and what could have been Even with this sentimental attachment I would use this book in a class on race relations because it offers a broad analysis beyond even the three foci that I have mentioned here It isn t completely objective but it is still very informative

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Read & Download Waiting 'Til the Midnight Hour · PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook 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. so uh any women in this movement just saying that some elements of these groups were sexist doesn t mean that your book which talks about very few women in than a passing manner isn t

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Read & Download Waiting 'Til the Midnight Hour · PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook 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. This book does what none other has done to date Puts the Black Power movement into the larger context of civil rights in the United States By looking at its starting point the 40s sorry to tell you but the 60s was not when it all startedthis narrative paints the most accurate picture of the development of Black Power and its impact on public policy and social movements This author takes black power beyone the macho mythos and offers solid evidence of its real impactGreat read and solid overview but how could my brother write such a comprehensive narrative and not even a page on on Ella Baker and where is Angela Davis Assata Shakur Kathleen Cleaver Elaine Brown Can you say Fannie Lou HammerWhat could have been the defenitive book falls into the same trap of the 70s black power movement by ignoring the power and leadership of black women maybe next time