Essay Black Power And Political Leadership

1127 Words Oct 10th, 2015 5 Pages
“Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.”–Frederick Douglass. Black power is a “movement in support of rights and political power for black people”. While their may be one main definition of the phrase “black power”, there are various interpretations. Stokely Carmichael defined black power as “those who do not attach the fears of white America to their questions about it”. Although the phrase “black power” is an oxymoron, both SNCC, Black Power and Political Organizing by Hasan Kwame Jeffries and Black Women and Black Power by Rhonda Y. Williams portrayed black power through politics, and organizations.

A similarity between SNCC, Black Power and Political Organizing and Black Women and Black Power is that they both deal with black power through politics. However, there use of politics differs in a way such that Jeffries demonstrated it through the eyes of all Blacks while Williams focused on black women in black politics. In SNCC, Black Power and Political Organizing, Stokely Carmichael–chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) – tried to make SNCC’s new organizing programs in effect by motivating new projects in Alabama. He thought that he should send members of the committee to countries close to Lowndes to rally for a new independent politics. With this thought, Carmichael started to get black voters in Mississippi to walk in Meredith March just as he had done in Alabama, in order to make it an opportunity of…

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