In this lecture, James Farmer discusses the struggle for black activists’ identities. He explains how black Americans changed their names and standards of beauty. The search for identity was a positive force; however it had negative consequences, which were a hatred of whites and a split in the civil rights movement. Farmer states that 1966 was when the black nationalist idea was born, with a speech given by Stokely Carmichael. Violence, separatism, as well as black exclusiveness, identity, and pride was growing among the black youth.
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