Dark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power to Barack Obama (Paperback)

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Publisher Perseus Books Group
Mfg Part# 9780465033133
SKU 240453322
Format Paperback
ISBN10 046503313X
Release Date 2/1/2013
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.5L x 0.75T
"Joseph's account is clear-eyed, resisting both sentimentality about the initial phase of the movement and false romanticism about the radicals themselves, even as he gives them their due."
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Editors Note The Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and ?60s is now remembered as a distant, sepia-toned campaign, whose achievements and idealism were soon eclipsed by angry, confrontational Black Power activists. However, far from marking the end of an era, as is commonly thought, the 1965 Voting Rights Act wrested open a dam holding back radical political impulses. This political explosion initially took the form of the Black Power Movement, which, though conventionally adjudged a failure, in fact laid the groundwork for a crucial new wave of black leadership culminating in the inauguration of Barack Obama. In Dark Days, Bright Nights, acclaimed scholar Peniel E. Joseph elucidates Black Power?s forgotten achievements by retelling the story of the movement through the lives of activists, intellectuals, and artists including Malcolm X, Stokely Carmichael, Amiri Baraka, and Barack Obama. In so doing, Joseph re-assesses a half-century fraught with struggle to expose the Black Power movement?s resounding triumphs and continuing influence on American democracy.
Editors Note 1 The author of Waiting 'Til the Midnight Hour offers a narrative chronicle of race in the United States and the successes, failures and stalemates of African-American leaders in the past 50 years.
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Number of Pages 0296
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