Black Power

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Black Power[edit]

Black Power is a political slogan derived from the name given to various analogous ideologies aimed at attaining self- determination for people of African descent. The movement was especially prominent in the late 1960s and early 1970s and emphasized racial pride as well as the creation of black political and cultural institutions to promote black collective interests. The Black Power movement also produced and developed artistic and cultural products that embodied and generated pride in “blackness” and helped to define an African-American identity that remains contemporary.