We are an African people : independent education, black power, and the radical imagination
- OCLC: ocn920859782
- ISBN: 0199861471
- ISBN: 9780199861477
- ISBN: 019986148X
- ISBN: 9780199861484
- ISBN: 0190455632
- ISBN: 9780190455637
1 online resource (xiii, 368 pages)
- Published: New York, NY :Oxford University Press,
- Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 
|Bibliography:|| Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Contents:|| Introduction : Education, Black Power, and the Radical Imagination -- Community Control and the Struggle for Black Education in the 1960s -- Black Studies and the Politics of "Relevance" -- The Evolution of Movement Schools -- African Restoration and the Promise and Pitfalls of Cultural Politics -- The Maturation of Pan African Nationalism -- The Black University and the "Total Community" -- The Black Institution Depression -- Epilogue : Afrocentrism and the Neoliberal Ethos.
|Summary:|| By 1970, more than 60 'Pan African nationalist' schools, from preschools to post-secondary ventures, had appeared in urban settings across the United States. The small, independent enterprises were often accused of teaching hate and were routinely harassed by authorities. Yet these institutions served as critical mechanisms for transmitting black consciousness. In this book, based on his Bancroft Award-winning dissertation, historian Russell Rickford traces the brief lives of these autonomous black institutions created to claim some of the self-determination that the integrationist civil rights movement had failed to provide.
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