The US Civil Rights Movement Notes Pt 6.docx - The US Civil Rights Movement XXXVIII The Movement Changes Stokely Carmichael Black Nationalism Separatism

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The US Civil Rights Movement XXXVIII. The Movement Changes - Stokely Carmichael - Black Nationalism - Separatism - Black Power Starting in the mid-60’s you’re going to see the CRM change, and it’s going to be big. It starts moving from the South into the North and the West. There are several reasons that’s going to happen, and the non-violence movement, and part of the problem with the non-violence movement focuses solely on Southern issues. The two big pieces of legislature are towards Southern problems. And that becomes a frustration for Northerners in general. Not to mention the non-violent idea worked in the South, the idea wasn’t popular outside of the South. Many in the North believe that it made them look weak, so they took on a more aggressive, dominating philosophy. Not to mention, the non-violent movement tended to be very slowly, as it’s been well over a decade and the best you’ve gotten was two pieces of legislature that don’t affect everyone?? Also, they also begin to think that this movement is being run by old people. So what you’ll see in this new movement it’s mainly urban, male, poorer, and young (late teens early twenties) running the show. This the time period you see more violence and aggression. They’re not going to wait it out like the non-violence would, they’re going to react and fight back against them. You’ll see the growth of separatists and Black Power. During MLK, he was very much integration and working with the whites. But during this period its more so “no we can’t have faith in them, we need to have faith in ourselves.” Black Power was pride in African culture. Now, the media was very important to helping non-violence movement because it works well with sympathy. Not to much this era. They’re covering to riots, shoot-outs, and other violent events and aggressive talks. So now Middle America is looking at these people and going “oh god they’re scary” so outside of the South, the media isn’t going to help them. Middle America isn’t going to buy into this movement. However, there are good things that come out. Stokely Carmichael is originally a SNCC member, but he got frustrated and left. He’s the guy that coins the term “Black Power” and with this grows a pride in African culture; afros and natural hair, traditional African clothes and colors, new slogans like “black is beautiful” and you’ll see black history being pushed in schools, and you’ll start to see products being specifically marketed and made for them, and that was a big deal because you haven’t seen that before this period. And there are claims that this was something you could have never seen in the non-violent movement. This helps blacks outside of the South become more unified and together.
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  • Winter '17
  • Henri Naylor
  • Malcolm X, Black Panthers, Nation of Islam, US Civil Rights Movement

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