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The 1960s in America: Black Power

1968 Olympics: The Salute


U.S. Team Drops Smith and Carols for Clenched Fist Display on Victory Stand. From the New York Times



Race, Culture, and the Revolt of the Black Athlete: The 1968 Olympic Protests and Their Aftermath. Douglas Hartmann. Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 2003. 

Audio Files

Huey Newton Speaks. In this 1970 interview recorded in his prison cell, Newton, one of the founding members of the Black Panther Party, explains his views on many social and political issues of the time. Rutgers-restricted Access


All Power to The People!. Award-winning documentary looks at the rise and fall of the Black Panthers. Rutgers-restricted Resources

Black Power Movement, 1966-1975. 7 videos/segments from American History in Video. Rutgers-restricted Resources

Still Revolutionaries. Documentary explores the lives of two women who were in the Black Panther Party between 1969 and 1975. 

Black Power

Black Power: The Politics of Liberation in America.
Stokely Carmichael and Charles V. Hamilton. New York, Vintage Books, 1967. 
Black Protest in the Sixties.
Edited by August Meier, John Bracey, Jr., and Elliott Rudwick. New York, M. Wiener, 1991. 
New Day in Babylon: The Black Power Movement and American Culture, 1967-1975.
William L. Van Deburg. Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1992. 
Black Panther Party: FBI Files
FBI’s Charlotte Field Office files on Black Panther Party activities from 1969 to 1976.

To find other relevant books and materials in the Library Catalog search the subject terms:

    • Black Power United States History

Database: Black Thought and Culture

Black Thought and Culture
The full text of approximately 100,000 pages of non-fiction writing by leading figures in African American life and culture. Includes books, articles and essays, speeches, interviews, pamphlets and correspondence. Includes 135 items relating to the Black Panther Party, as well as the complete run of the Black Panther newspaper, 1966 through 1980. Rutgers-restricted Access

Chicago Defender

Chicago Defender
The Chicago Defender was the most influential African-American newspaper of the 20th century. With the majority of its readership outside the Chicago region, it served as the de facto national black newspaper in the U.S. Search and display the full text of articles published between 1910 and 1975.
Off-Campus Access Rutgers-restricted Access.

Amiri Baraka and the Black Power Movement


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