Black Power movement
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The Black Power movement emphasized racial pride, economic empowerment, and the creation of political and cultural institutions for black people in the United States.
The movement grew out of the
Motivated by a desire for safety and self-sufficiency that was not available inside
While black American thinkers such as
At the movement's peak in the early 1970s, some of its more militant leaders were killed during conflicts with police, prompting many activists to abandon the movement.
The first popular use of the term "Black Power" as a social and racial slogan was by
By the late 1960s, Black Power came to represent the demand for more immediate violent action to counter American white supremacy. Most of these ideas were influenced by