Amiri Baraka and the Congress of African People: History And Memory

Hardcover | February 11, 2015

byMichael Simanga

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The Congress of African People (CAP) was an important Black Power organization formed in 1970 and led by the activist poet Amiri Baraka. It made significant contributions to the Black Liberation Movement throughout the 70s as a leading organization in the National Black Political Convention, the National Black Assembly, African Liberation Day, the African Liberation Support Committee and the Black Women's United Front. CAP also became active in the new communist movement as the Revolutionary Communist League (MLM). This first-hand narrative of CAP is a part of a movement to document and analyze Black Power in the African American Freedom Movement from the 1950s through the 1970s.

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The Congress of African People (CAP) was an important Black Power organization formed in 1970 and led by the activist poet Amiri Baraka. It made significant contributions to the Black Liberation Movement throughout the 70s as a leading organization in the National Black Political Convention, the National Black Assembly, African Libera...

Michael Simanga holds a doctorate in African American Studies from the Union Institute and University, USA and teaches in the Department of African American Studies at Georgia State University. He is the author of the novel In the Shadow of the Son (1998) and co-editor of 44 on 44 (2011).
Format:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.44 inPublished:February 11, 2015Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230112153

ISBN - 13:9780230112155

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Born Into The Storm
2. Black Power
3. Founding Of The Congress Of African People. Emergence Of Amiri Baraka As Political Leader
4. The Black Arts Movement And And The Congress Of African People
5. Ideology And Ideological Development
6. Maulana Karenga – Imamu Baraka And Kawaida
7. Amina Baraka And The Women Of The Congress Of African People
8. Revolutionary Kawaida
9. The Congress Of African People And The United Front
10. Transition To Marxism
11. Black Marxist-Leninists-New Communist Movement
12. Transformed
13. Lessons
References