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We are an African people : independent education, black power, and the radical imagination

Author: Russell John Rickford
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2016]
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By 1970, more than 60 'Pan African nationalist' schools, from preschools to post-secondary ventures, had appeared in urban settings across the United States. The small, independent enterprises were often accused of teaching hate and were routinely harassed by authorities. Yet these institutions served as critical mechanisms for transmitting black consciousness. In this book, based on his Bancroft Award-winning  Read more...
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History
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Rickford, Russell John.
We are an African people.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2016]
(DLC) 2015018301
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Russell John Rickford
ISBN: 0190455632 9780190455637 9780199861484 019986148X
OCLC Number: 933567313
Description: 1 online resource (pages cm)
Contents: Introduction : Education, Black Power, and the Radical Imagination --
Community Control and the Struggle for Black Education in the 1960s --
Black Studies and the Politics of "Relevance" --
The Evolution of Movement Schools --
African Restoration and the Promise and Pitfalls of Cultural Politics --
The Maturation of Pan African Nationalism --
The Black University and the "Total Community" --
The End of Illusions --
Epilogue : Afrocentrism and the Neoliberal Ethos.
Responsibility: Russell Rickford.

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A history of black independent schools as the forge for black nationalism and a vanguard for black sovereignty in the 1960s and 70s.  Read more...

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