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Mainstreaming Black Power

Tom Adam Davies


This book upends the narrative that the Black Power movement allowed for a catharsis of black rage but achieved little institutional transformation or black uplift. Retelling the story of the 1960s and 1970s across the United States—and focusing on New York, Atlanta, and Los Angeles—this book reveals how the War on Poverty cultivated black self-determination politics and demonstrates that federal, state, and local policies during this period bolstered economic, social, and educational institutions for black control. The book shows more convincingly than ever before that white power structures ... More

Keywords: Black Power movement, black rage, black uplift, 1960s, 1970s, War on Poverty, white power structures, black community

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780520292109
Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520292109.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tom Adam Davies, author
University of Sussex