Black Power Movement by Rebecca Rissman

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Tell the Tale Chapter One explains how life after the civil rights movement was still difficult for African Americans. Imagine you are an African-American student living in the 1960s. Write a journal entry describing what a day is like for you and your family. What challenges do you face? Be sure to set the scene, develop a sequence of events, and offer a conclusion. 44 Say What? Reading about African-American history can involve learning new vocabulary words. Write down five words in this book that you didn’t know.

I wouldn’t murder a person or brutalize him because of the color of his skin. I say yeah, we hate something alright. We hate the oppression that we live in. . If you got enough energy to sit down and hate a white person just because of the color of his skin, you’re wasting a lot of energy. You’d better take that same energy and put it in some motion out there and start dealing with those oppressive conditions. Source: William L. Van DeBurg. New Day In Babylon: The Black Liberation Movement and American Culture, 1965–1975.

This was a huge victory for African-American people did not want to women. share their neighborhoods with African Americans. Many whites left cities and moved to the suburbs. African Americans again felt they were treated with prejudice. 30 on e in te g ra ti m o s to d le o u s in g A c t T h e F a ir H oods. n e ig h b o rh of Different Ideas for Black Power Groups within the black power movement sometimes disagreed about how to achieve their goals. But in the late 1960s, tension about this increased.

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