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Robert F. Williams: Black Power Before the Black Power Movement

Robert F. Williams: Black Power Before the Black Power Movement

A Legacy of Courage: W.E.B. Du Bois and The Philadelphia Negro

“Legacy of Courage: W.E.B. Du Bois and The Philadelphia Negro” is a 19-minute documentary that tells the story of the research that Du Bois did in Philadelphia’s old Seventh Ward in the 1890s for his classic book, The Philadelphia Negro.
This video is part of “The Ward,” a research, teaching, and public history project dedicated to sharing the timeless lessons from W.E.B. Du Bois’ 1899 book, The Philadelphia Negro. We seek to teach high school students about Du Bois’ major contributions to
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Amiri Baraka (1934-2014): Poet-Playwright-Activist Who Shaped Revolutionary Politics, Black Culture

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Amiri Baraka (1934-2014): Poet-Playwright-Activist Who Shaped Revolutionary Politics, Black Culture

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5 Poems by Langston Hughes

The 2011 Haitian presidential election of was full of surprises. Grammy Award-winning artist Pras Michel had convinced his good friend and well-known Haitian singer Michel “Sweet Mickey” Martelly to run for office, then he heard that another famous Haitian musician had thrown his hat into the ring — his former Fugees bandmate Wyclef Jean.
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What’s on Your Mind – Kaye Dee & Motor Mouth

BB King has died. He wasn’t my all-time favorite Bluesman, but he was an exquisite musician and he influencedeveryone.
The moment we heard that Riley B. King — known universally both as “BB” and as the King of the Blues — had breathed his last, we invited ourselves to a very private memorial service. Our own. The King is dead, long live the Blues he was so crucial to shaping over his veryRead more…

Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones) – Clay

February 3, 2010.
Amiri Baraka originally published poetry under his birth name, LeRoi Jones. He was born in 1934 and in 1957 he moved to New York where he got heavily involved in the Beat movement in Greenwich Village. He currently teaches at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Clay
Killed

by a white woman

on a subway
in 1964.
he rose
to be first negroRead more…

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Bridge to Black Power: Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.

New York Rep. Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., chairman of the powerful House Education and Labor Committee, addressing a news conference, Washington, D. C., July 26, 1966. (I’ve added video of Black Power advocate Kwame Ture, then known as Stokely Carmichael. In it, Dr. Powell refers to Charles Sumner Stone, his chief assistant.)
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