Ph.D. candidate, African American and African Diaspora Studies
A Revolution Deferred
My research project examines the ideological transformations of key figures throughout the Black Power Movement. Instead of judging Black Power leaders by their thoughts and opinions at one stage of their life, this project demonstrates how they developed over the course of an entire decade. As a result, it forces the wider community to acknowledge that historical figures were never static. Instead, their ideas continuously shifted and evolved throughout the years. Documenting exactly when these ideological changes occurred is important because it allows us to cross reference ideological changes with social and political events at the time, thus furthering our understanding of the Black Power Movement.
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