Lecture 12 (Video)

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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