Lecture Week Four
Lecture Week Four HIS 317L
Popular in The Black Power Movement
Popular in History
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Date Created: 10/11/15
922 Lecture 0 Nation of Islam wanted people to know they were black 0 Racial identity theory where people recognize they are a specific race I Preencounter stage 0 A person is oblivious and don t want any part of the idea ofrace I Encounter stage 0 The realization that one is black 0 Usually an incident occurs 0 Incident brings person to understanding of racial matters I Emersion stage 0 Super black 0 Everything is seen from a racial point of view 0 Whole being is consumed by being super black I Internalization stage 0 Comfortable with blackness I Internalizationcommitment stage 0 Dedicating to solving problems in African American community 0 Malcolm X 0 Very critical of civil rights and integration I Did not agree with integration 0 Sign of self hatred 0 Sign that blacks had no confidence in themselves 0 Based on false reality 0 That whites would accept African Americans I More opportunities are open 0 But black underside is larger 0 Incarceration of blacks is larger 0 The shift 0 Expect government to solve problems 0 Strategy of non violence 0 Only preached to black people I No other race 0 Talked about self defense as a fundamental human right 0 Civil rights didn t do anything for poor people I Civil rights aimed for middle class 0 Also critical because it did not embrace panAfricanism I Integration forgot about other black people in other places 0 Malcolm leaves Islam in 1965 because I IFK assassinated in 1963 in Dallas TX 0 Says the chickens have come home to roostquot 0 Basically says that s what he getsquot I Malcolm wanted the nation to get involved in south 0 People coaxed him says he talks a lot but doesn t do anything about the problems in south 0 Nation said no because they were not about direct involvement 0 Hypocritical o Elijah fathered children out of wedlock and incest o Organizes Organization of AfroAmerican Unity OAAU I No whites allowed 0 Even if they wanted to help 0 Presence of one white can change the dynamic I Goals 0 Want black people to dollar in the community 0 Keep the black dollar in the black community 0 Economic empowerment o Rely on other blacks not whites o Stresses importance of black culture and educational institutions 0 Learn about black history 0 Empower and be proud of black culture 0 Talks about deals with process of ghettoization 0 There is no such thing as acting ghettoquot 0 Had initiative to help single moms 0 Important to raising kids 0 Strong women 0 Wants to take case of African Americans to the United Na ons 0 Had never been done before 0 Needed to be seen on a global scale 924 Lecture 0 Ideas to take away from Malcolm s speech 0 Speaking truth to power I Reason blacks don t do this is because they have been made to believe that if they keep their mouth shut they ll be fine at the end of the roadquot 0 Wants to get blacks to think differently o Puts contemporary black conditions in a historical context I If you look at the black community in context it seems to be a pathological issue But if you look at the black community in context of US History it makes sensequot 0 Forces white America to confront its treatment of black people 0 Malcolm makes blacks scared about the changes I Tipping point at what percent of black people in a community do white people start to move out 0 About 7 or 8 percent Malcolm comes of age and goes to Mecca 0 Returns and embraces Orthodox Islam 0 Changes name again Malcolm Little Detroit Red Malcolm X ElHajj Malik ElShabazz Southern Civil Rights Movements o Started with 1954 Brown V Board of Education About equity Wanted access to the resources 0 Montgomery Bus Boycott 1955 Issues over segregation and public transportation Buses were designed for black passengers working for whites o Isn t about integrating about economy 0 But it was an economic boycott Typical bus driver 0 White 0 Uneducated o Ignorant o A lot of interactions with black people This boycott sets template of boycotts Template of boycott 0 Black women are going to be the movers and shakers They are the foot soldiers o Spokesperson is the black man 0 Emergence of Dr King Spokesperson 0 Women are leaders dealing with men with fragile egos Dr King chosen because 0 He s an outsider New to Montgomery Alabama No enemies Fresh voice and face 0 Had an ability through preaching to preach to blacks in the street and in wealth 0 Young Could successfully hit both ends of the spectrum Organizer and a mobilizer o Organizer Anonymous Day to day work Raise consciousness of people Get them hyped I Local people I Make it possible for people like Dr King to rally I Very important people 0 Mobilizer I Example Dr King I Actually do the rallies I Get people to stand behind their points opinions 0 March on Washington 1963 0 Malcolm call it the quotfarcequot 0 Actually called March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom I Until IF Kennedy took it over I Everyone had to turn in a script of what they were going to say I King s I Have A Dreamquot Speech wasn t his favorite 0 Two weeks later was the bombing at Birmingham I Malcolm came forth saying the whites didn t want to integrate with usquot I King changes from the King of 63quot o The I Have A Dreamquot that America embraced is gone I King of 67 68 is different 0 America gave the black man a bad check and it s time to pay upquot I President Kennedy also murdered 0 Professor Moore s advice 0 Pursue a purpose over popularity 0 Pursue an impact over impression o Pursue a mission over money
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