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Black Power
Black Power included a number of different, loosely-defined ideas. These included:
Rejection of non-violence
MLK being regarded as the `tool of the white man'
White people not being wanted in the CRM.
Black Supremacy ­ the idea that African Americans should be in complete control of
their own…

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One of the things the Nations of Islam had given Malcolm X was personal control. He had
given up crime, tobacco, alcohol and sexual immorality.
The break-up that happened in 1964 had immense potential significance.
MLK was becoming more militant and more disillusioned with white attitudes, although still
remaining non-violent.…

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In 1968 the radical mood in the ghettos and on many student campuses gave the panthers
the favourable conditions they required for their policies. But their period of strength was
short-lived.
In 1969 came the backlash, when 27 Panthers were killed in shoot-outs with police.
Informers completed the downfall of…

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