Simanga, Michael.

Amiri Baraka and the Congress of African People : History and Memory - New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. - 1 online resource (209 p.) - eBooks on Demand Contemporary Black History . - Contemporary Black History .

Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; 1 Born into the Storm; 2 Black Power: Th e Context of CAP; 3 Th e Founding of CAP and Emergence of Amiri Baraka as a National Political Leader; 4 Th e Black Arts Movement and CAP; 5 Ideology and Ideological Development; 6 Maulana Karenga, Amiri Baraka, and Kawaida; 7 Amina Baraka and the Women in CAP; 8 Revolutionary Kawaida; 9 CAP and the United Front; 10 Transition to Marxism; 11 Black Marxist-Leninists and the New Communist Movement; 12 Transformed; 13 Lessons Appendix A: Organizations Represented at the Founding Meeting of the Congress of African PeopleAppendix B: Congress of African People Chapters in 1975; Appendix C: Programmatic Statement of Black Panther Party; Appendix D: Republic of New Africa Declaration of Independence-1968; Appendix E: Congress of African Peoples Ideological Statement-1970; Appendix F: National Black Agenda: Black Candidate Pledge 1972; Bibliography; Index

This important look at CAP combines historical research and analysis with the author's first-hand experience with the organization, providing the first historical narrative of a consequential player in the Black Power Movement.

9781137080653 90 (NL)


African American political activists -- Biography.
African Americans -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Baraka, Amiri, 1934-2014.
Black power -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Congress of African Peoples -- History.
National liberation movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Simanga, Michael, 1954-.


Electronic books.

E185.615 .S556 2015

323.1196/0730904 323.11960730904