Modern Black Nationalism: From Marcus Garvey to Louis Farrakhan

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William L. Van Deburg
NYU Press, 1997 - Social Science - 381 pages
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In Modern Black Nationalism, William L. Van Deburg has collected the most influential speeches, pamphlets, and articles that trace the development of black nationalism in the twentieth century. This documentary anthology seeks to chart a course between hazardous pedagogical alternatives - neither ignoring nor overstating the case for any one of the various manifestations of black nationalism. Modern Black Nationalism begins with Marcus Garvey, the acknowledged father of the twentieth-century movement, and showcases the work of more than forty prominent thinkers including Louis Farrakhan, Elijah Muhammad, Maulana Karenga, the founder of Kwanzaa, Amiri Baraka, and Molefi Asante. Rare pamphlets distributed by organizations such as the Black Panther Party, articles from underground magazines, and memos from governmental officials offer a fresh look at the roots and the manifestations of this movement. Van Deburg contextualizes each of the essays, providing the reader with in-depth historical background.
  

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Contents

Suggestions for Further Reading
19
Federal Surveillance of Negro Agitators
32
W E B Du Bois and PanAfricanism
40
Black Nationalism and the Harlem Renaissance
51
DepressionEra Communists and SelfDetermination in
59
Uncovering a National Past
64
A Philip Randolph and the March on Washington
73
Carlos Cooks and the African Nationalist Pioneer
84
The League of Revolutionary
188
Liberating the Subjugated Territory
197
First of All and Finally Africans
203
Black Art and Black Nationalism 115
215
The Black Church and Black Power
223
The Black Panther Party and
240
Black Women and Liberation 156
256
Keeper of the Tradition 175
275

Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam
97
Malcolm X and the Organization of AfroAmerican
106
The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and Black
119
Raising the Consciousness of
127
COINTELPRO and Black Nationalist Hate Groups
133
Black Power in Education
158
Roy Innis and the Congress of Racial Equality
175
James Forman and the Black Manifesto
182
Afrocentricity
288
Melanin and the Dynamics of Genetic Survival 195
295
Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam
315
The Black Belt Question Revisited
328
Toward African Liberation
342
Forward Ever Backward Never
367
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About the author (1997)

William L. Van Deburg is Professor of Afro-American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His previous books include New Day in Babylon: The Black Power Movement and American Culture, 1965-1975, and Slavery and Race in American Popular Culture.

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