The Defeat of Black Power: Civil Rights and the National Black Political Convention of 1972


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LSU Press
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5.8 X 8.5 X 1.0 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Leonard N. Moore is the George Littlefield Professor of American History at the University of Texas at Austin, and author of Black Rage in New Orleans: Police Brutality and African American Activism from World War II to Hurricane Katrina and Carl B. Stokes and the Rise of Black Political Power.


Moore has created an incredibly rich, nuanced, and thoughtful study of the challenges of Black Power in electoral politics. The most thorough exploration of the 1972 National Black Political Convention, this book adds new understanding and insight to a range of historical figures, from Carl Stokes to Floyd McKissick and Shirley Chisholm, who helped forge new political spaces and discourses in debates over black political engagement in the Black Power era.--Jeffrey O. G. Ogbar, author of Black Power: Radical Politics and African American Identity and Hip-Hop Revolution: The Culture and Politics of Rap
Important, timely, and necessary, The Defeat of Black Power offers critical and fresh insights into the way in which a highpoint of Black political radicalism became the ironic touchstone for the movement's decline as a national political force. Essential reading.--Peniel E. Joseph, author of Waiting 'Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America