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Ebony Magazine and Lerone Bennett Jr.Popular Black History in Postwar America$
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E. James West

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780252043116

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252043116.001.0001

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White Problems and the Roots of Black Power

White Problems and the Roots of Black Power

(p.48) Chapter 3 White Problems and the Roots of Black Power
Ebony Magazine and Lerone Bennett Jr.

E. James West

University of Illinois Press

This chapter documents how Bennett specifically, and Ebony more broadly, began to use black history as a lens through which to critique the gains and trajectory of the civil rights movement and the emergence of Black Power on the national stage. It focuses on the publication of Bennett’s “Black Power” series, which both preceded and overlapped with the popularisation of the Black Power slogan by activists such as Stokely Carmichael, and which aimed to analyse new patterns of black radical activist through a historical framework.

Keywords:   Black Power, Reconstruction, Lerone Bennett, Jr, Ebony, Black Press, Print Culture, Black Nationalism, Stokely Carmichael

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