Unformatted text preview: “Black Power” also represented a fight for civil rights using methods other than nonviolence. Nonviolence protests for civil rights angered many African Americans, and to some it seemed like a pointless tactic, because it usually ended in several people getting hurt. As a result, groups such as the Black Panther Party arose from the “Black Power” movement. This group is known for carrying fire-arms openly. Irvin states that, “the image of armed Black Panthers captivated young black men all around the country…they flocked into the BPP, eager to take on abusive local police.” Moreover, in 1968, after Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated, the “Black Power” movement became even stronger. Many people were outraged, and the African American’s gained more “power” through the thousands of people who were stricken by King’s death....
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2008 for the course AFAM 102 taught by Professor Kennethjanken during the Fall '07 term at UNC.
- Fall '07