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Author Rickford, Russell John.

Title We are an African people : independent education, black power, and the radical imagination / Russell Rickford
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2016]


Description 1 online resource
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
Summary 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 dissertation, historian Russell Rickford traces the brief lives of these autonomous black institutions created to claim some of the self-determination that the integrationist civil rights movement had failed to provide
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject African Americans -- Education -- History -- 20th century
African American schools -- History -- 20th century
Black power -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Black nationalism -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Racism in education -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Discrimination in education -- United States -- History -- 20th century
African American schools.
African Americans -- Education.
Black nationalism.
Black power.
Discrimination in education.
Racism in education.
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0190455632