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African American History - Black Power Movement

List of Selected Works

Below are books, videos and websites that the library has curated on this topic. We have many more sources than what is listed here. You can learn how to search for more books, videos and articles by going to the "Searching for" tabs on the left.


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Beyond the Black Power Salute:  Athlete Activism in an Era of Change by Gregory J. Kaliss, 2023.

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Comrade Sisters: Women of the Black Panther Party by Ericka Huggins and Stephen Shames, 2022.

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Black Power in the Belly of the Beast, Judson L. Jeffries, ed. 2006

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Black Power: Radical Politics and African American Identity by Jeffrey Ogbar, 2019.

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Black Power 50 by Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture, 2016.

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Sisters in the Struggle: African American women in the civil rights-black power movement. Edited by Bettye Collier-Thomas, 2001.

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Black Power TV by Devorah Heitner, 2013. In Black Power TV, chronicles the emergence of Black public affairs television starting in 1968.

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Revolutionaries to Race Leaders: Black Power and the Making of African American Politics by Cedric Johnson, 2007.

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The Revolution Will Not Be Theorized: Cultural Revolution in the Black Power Era by Errol A. Henderson, 2019.

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Mainstreaming Black Power by Tom Adam Davies, 2017.

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"Black Power Print" by E. James West in Radical Americas v.3 (1), 2018.

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From Black Power to Hip Hop: Racism, Nationalism, and Feminism by Patricia Hill Collins, 2006.

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Remaking Black Power: how Black women transformed an era by Ashley D. Farmer, 2017.


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Summer of Soul directed by Questlove, 2021. 118 min. Note: Must be logged in to West Valley's single sign on to access.

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The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, 2016. PBS, 1 hr. 55 min.

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Black Power: America's Armed Resistance by BBC World Service. 2016. 48 min.

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Elaine Brown Reading / Talk about the role of women in the Black Panther Party, Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation, 2015. 73 min.

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Black Panther 101 by The Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation. 2015. 15 min.

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Two Nations of Black America by WGBH Public Television. 2009. DVD.

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Still Revolutionaries: Katherine Campbell and Madalynn Rucker. Sienna McLean, dir. Berkeley Media, 2000. 16 min.

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God is Angry: The Black Power Movement. Produced by Brigitta Svensson, 1997. 1hr.


Black Power on University Campuses by WGBH Public TV.  1969. 1 hr.


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Black Power in Print. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Accessed 19 Jan. 2024.

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The Foundations of Black Power. National Museum of African American History and Culture. Accessed 19 Jan. 2024.

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The Black Power Movement, National Archives.

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The Black Power Movement Primary Source Sets. American Archive of Public Broadcasting.

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How Stokely Carmichael and the Black Panthers changed the Civil Rights Movement. Podcast. Fresh Air with Terri Gross. 2023.