How the Black Power Movement Influenced the Civil Rights Movement – HISTORY

Fighting for one’s freedom, struggling towards being free, is like struggling to be a poet or a good Christian or a good Jew or a good Muslim or good Zen Buddhist. You work all day long and achieve some kind of level of success by nightfall, go to sleep and wake up the next morning with the job still to be done. So you start all over again.  ~Maya Angelou~


With a focus on racial pride and self-determination, leaders of the Black Power movement argued that civil rights activism did not go far enough.

Source: How the Black Power Movement Influenced the Civil Rights Movement – HISTORY

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