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02 Oct 2014
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This book explores the lives and legacies of the highly successful and influential Black Power leaders who rose above conventional prominence to become symbols to millions of people throughout the world. Looking at figures such as Marcus Garvey, W.E.B. DuBois, Malcolm X, and Kwame Ture, author Matthew Whitakerexamines the history and experiences of complex, multi-layered individuals who reflected the conflicts and contradictions of their times, and considers the extent to which modern mass media and popular culture contributed to the rise, and sometimes fall, of the these powerful representations of tragedy, triumph, and individual distinction.


Description

This book explores the lives and legacies of the highly successful and influential Black Power leaders who rose above conventional prominence to become symbols to millions of people throughout the world. Looking at figures such as Marcus Garvey, W.E.B. DuBois, Malcolm X, and Kwame Ture, author Matthew Whitakerexamines the history and experiences of complex, multi-layered individuals who reflected the conflicts and contradictions of their times, and considers the extent to which modern mass media and popular culture contributed to the rise, and sometimes fall, of the these powerful representations of tragedy, triumph, and individual distinction.


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Matthew Whitaker is Associate Professor of History at Arizona State University in Tempe, where he holds affiliate positions in African and African American Studies and the School of Justice and Social Inquiry.