Definition of Black Power in English:

Black Power

noun

  • A movement in support of rights and political power for black people, especially prominent in the US in the 1960s and 1970s.

    • ‘They wished to influence both evangelicals that were uncommitted to racial justice and supporters of the Black Power movement outside of the evangelical fold.’
    • ‘That was true of the late 1960s and early 1970s, when soul and funk became the voice of the civil rights and Black Power movements.’
    • ‘The early 1970s saw the rise of the Black Power movement, led by radical urban-based activists who challenged the paternalism and assimilationist policies of the past.’
    • ‘He came into office promising Black Power in the city, then made a career out of gratuitous race baiting and thumbing his nose at the white suburbs.’
    • ‘A generation, across class and colour, awakens to reggae, Rastafarianism, socialism, and Black Power.’
    • ‘We all know - indeed, Black Power members themselves have come out and said it - that the gangs are involved in the production and distribution of these drugs.’
    • ‘Here, he knelt in prayer and withdrew, to the chagrin of his more militant Black Power movement colleagues, who were becoming alienated from King's integrationist message.’
    • ‘The rise of Black Power in the US and anti-imperialist struggles around the world during the 1960s found an echo in Jamaica.’
    • ‘This work augments new historical interpretations asserting that Civil Rights and Black Power were not dichotomous political projects, as historians have claimed in the past.’
    • ‘In the age of Coltrane, Davis and Mingus, the music they created was also tied to the emergence of Black Power and the Civil Rights Movement.’
    • ‘Raised in Harlem, she came of age in the tumultuous, heady days of Black Power, and her politics and beliefs have been defined by the Movement.’
    • ‘However it is argued that without Johnson's actions, Black Power would have a larger following.’
    • ‘This dismissal of Black Power politics is starkly dramatized in a pivotal scene in the movie.’
    • ‘There was the whole Black Power movement that started in the US that came here, with meetings and discussions - the activity and the demonstrations.’
    • ‘Dumas was a movement writer, and his fiction underscores the wide range of energies unloosed by the civil-rights and Black Power movements.’
    • ‘The rise of Black Power discouraged white activists from working among people of color.’
    • ‘Tony's story parallels that of his brother, Colin, and the militants of the local Black Power movement, campaigning against police harassment and state racism.’
    • ‘We saw black militancy, Black Power, and demonstrations at the '68 Democratic National Convention.’
    • ‘This is also music that grew out of the Black Power movement.’